I've been in the market for a day to day tote so I decided on the Mono NF GM. I consider it classic looking; a bag that I can carry with my kids, traveling, shopping, etc for years to come. But after talking to some of my friends/colleagues in NYC, I've been told how "tacky" and "cheesy" the monogram is and how there are so many knock offs out there. Is that just an NYC attitude? Is the monogram losing it's status as a classic because there are so many knockoffs or just screaming "LOUIS"? I'm a little bummed because I've been so pumped to get this bag and now I hear all this negativity about it.