I've been watching these purses for a while now, but I have not purchased one yet. These bags receive rave reviews so they have become more attractive to me. I like good quality purses, and I'll pay for excellent workmanship. I need some insight on materials used and things to look for. Since I am a newbie in shopping for one, what is a good starter purse? I'm in the Houston area so there is a store in the Galleria area. I am looking forward to being the proud owner of one!