I hope this is okay for this section, since it encompasses several brands I must get a throw-around bag soon. I've put it off for way too long now, and my Juicy Daydreamer is on its last dying leg! This bag will be a combination beach bag (not for the seaside, but for carrying around casual shopping, toting dog essentials plus my junk) and a bag to tote books in to class for my last year of university. I'm an Hermes girl, but only Hermes leather. But I certainly do not plan on ruining an Hermes leather bag, lol! I'm getting one already toward the end of the summer, but it is not a beach/class bag. So I need to decide on something that isn't Hermes that will suit my needs Right now, I'm stuck between multiple brands, but whatever it is, it needs to really hold out, and be at least a bit luxurious :shame: (you guys know how I feel, lol). Louis Vuitton and Goyard totes have crossed my mind, but I'm not sure. I'm not terribly keen on blatant labels, but if it's a good bag that holds up, I'm up for anything, really. Prior to this, I've always just purchased 2-3 Juicy bags per year to get me through, but this is beginning to seem financially, um, foolish Does anyone have any suggestions? Since it's a throw-around bag, I'd prefer that it stay under $1,200 If you have any brand recommendations, styles, pics, etc., anything would be greatly appreciated!