My first 'designer' bag was a Dooney, and I purchased a few more over some time. Then I found tPF and started browsing around, and visited the LV forum a lot. I ended up buying two speedies..first the damier and then the mono...I wore my damier around, tried to be comfortable with it - and then I got the mono which I looked at in daylight today (I'm returning that one because it has a scratch on the vachetta). And the weird thing is -- I love my Dooney! I didn't get much of a feeling for the mono or damier prints because in sunlight they just seem to be - yellow!! So that means about three quarters of LV styles are now inaccessible just because I don't like yellow! I like the style of the speedy, but the colors of the canvas just don't make me happy. The Dooney I love most is a black-on-black mini sac. I'm so sad now that I passed up a couple of AWL and alto bags which I saw at a good price just to buy my LVs. I'll probably not look at LV so much any more but buy a good bag from the Dooney Alto line.