For the record, I'm not one to carry designer handbags, because it simply has never been a priority for me. So no, I don't any LV bags. (yet?) I've never owned a Coach bag, or even a Guess bag. Normally, I'll carry either my smaller or larger Longchamp Le Pliage tote bag, which are both pretty subtle IMHO. However, recently, I've been doing a bit of research, and am finally considering getting an LV handbag. Reading through the tPF has definitely been enlightening--it seems that the majority of you own multiple LV bags. Besides feeling extremely jealous, I'm also a bit shocked because if I ever attempted to start up an LV collection it would financially cripple me. I don't mean to sound rude. It's just very ... impressive! Anyway, I'm only considering getting one bag--probably a Speedy 25 (not sure if I want it in Mono or Azur), but basically, all signs point to "NO." :wondering I grew up in an upper middle-class household, and we never had problems with money, but I was raised to never consider buying luxury, high-end items for myself whenever there were other, cheaper options. But now, I really do want to spoil myself. With just one bag! My boyfriend has been giving me a really hard time since I've told him about this, and he has been urging me to stay away from people who are "obsessed with designer stuff." I'm guessing he probably doesn't want me to become "high maintenance" (in terms of material things) but ... I REALLY WANT A SPEEDY 25! I just feel awfully guilty about wanting to drop a month's rent on a bag, but I know that I'll take very good care of a Speedy 25 and put it to good use (years!) I'm sure if my parents saw it they'd give me hell for it. I'm a college student and they're putting me through my $160,000 education. :s Anyone want to enable me? (i.e., tell me it's OK to spoil myself once in awhile, and that normal people who aren't rolling in the dough carry LV bags, too?) Thanks in advance!