I have a ton of thoughts going on in my head right now...I hope that this will make some sense. With all this price hike talk going on...I am really thinking that if I am ever going to get a Speedy...I should get a monogram now. I originally wanted the Damier because it was different...and there were sooo many fake monogram speedy's out now...but the monogram has really started to grow on me. I like the fact that the speedy doesn't have a ton of vachetta on it ( a la the Cabas Piano monogram) and i know that I could take good care of the handles. I find myself looking at them everynight online... If I get one now, I will be able to test drive the style, as I have mostly shoulder bags (due to having to hold little hands...but that time is quickly passing :cry:...I did have a fake Speedy 30 in the late 80's before I knew better, and I carried it for more than a year ).....and by the time the Damier 30 comes out, I will know if the style fits my lifestyle now and if I want one more in the Damier as well...or possibly SO a Damier Cabas Piano ( love this too) should I decided that one Speedy is enough. So, if I do end up with both a Monogram and a Damier Speedy 30, (or Cabas Piano or the like) I need some opinions/thoughts on when one would wear the Monogram, and when one would wear the Damier. I know that the Monogram can tend to be more casual, but does that mean that the Damier can't be worn with casual stuff too? 99% of the time, I am in jeans/casual pants and t-shirts or nice tops. Never tennis shoes...always casual but nice shoes. Diamond ring(s) and diamond studs always for jewelry...and a nice watch. So I look well put together, but not fancy, fancy. No work outside the home but not Mom jeans type stuff...just hip/trendy clothes...once in a blue moon I will wear sweats out for a quick trip to the store, but that's about the extent of that, so I don't even need to factor that into the wardrobe for LV catagory. We don't go out on dates much by ourselves...usually with other couples and their kids...out to casual dinners/events. We have fun and prefer it this way. Once a year hubby has a formal work holiday party...a wedding here or there...and that is about the extent of my dress up time. LOL So...( I told you I had a million things going through my head right now) I need opinions on should I just get the Monogram speedy 30 and be content with that...and not even think about getting anything in Damier? Is Damier canvas too dressy for me? I want to get what I will be able to use the most with all outfits...is Monogram and Damier interchangeable in that respect? Or should I hold out for the Damier Speedy...because it will indeed blend with what I have? I do love the Damier though...and think a speedy will be beautiful and I know that I would love it to pieces...I just don't want it to be too nice to carry it with what I normally wear. Help me please.