Hello to everyone. I have been reading and enjoying this forum for a few months and am finally posting for the first time. I have decided to spend my yearly bonus check on my very first Louis Vuitton bag. I think my first purchase is going to be a Speedy 30. I have not seen one in person, but based on the comments I have read in this forum, I think the Speedy 25 may be not be large enough for me. Any thoughts on any better choices for my first LV? Also, question for everyone. Does the purchase of my first LV need to be an event? I am wondering if it is better to go in person to the LV boutique. I will need to drive 4 hours for the closest one. I assume I will need to call in advance to verify they have one in stock. I would hate to get all the was there and find out they do not have what I am looking for. It seems it would not be as exciting to order it on eLux and wait for it to come in the mail. I will not purchase through eBay. I do not know enough to identify a real from a good fake and refuse to take the chance of being robbed. Any opinions?