I've been reading this forum since I joined about a week ago hoping that I could get an idea what my next purchase would be. Here's my dilemna. I buy 1 or 2 bags a year (it depends on how much they cost). I work full time, happily married (luckily hubby understands my obsession to expensive handbags), and a mother of 3 wonderful girls. My girls keep my young. I'm 44 and 4'11 (I swear I keep shrinking every year LOL). I carry a lot of stuff (I don't know why). Maybe it's when they say "Mom/Hon can you please carry this for me"... Now that you know a little about myself here's some of my criteria: * I need a shoulder bag * It could be either mono or damier * Not really a big fun of open top So Ladies/Gents please help me decide. I promise to post the picture of my next purchase.