Hello hello! Well i'm back from finishing my exam and vacation - and I had a TOTAL blast! Mind you, every few days I'd be lying on the beach, turn to my friend and say "only __ more days until my new purse!!!" So I was supposed to shopping with my mom yesterday, but plans changed...however I still ended up making my very first LV purchase yesterday! I got into Toronto around 2am Sunday morning, phoned my brother and asked him to pick me up at the airport - and that's when he told me that my mom wouldn't be able to go to Bloor with me to pick up my purse anymore...I was a bit devastated, but we'll be going this up-coming weekend, so really I can wait 7 days. It's my mom's birthday on Saturday and my brother suggested that we get her something from LV! The only probem was we had a bit of a budget - around $400-500 between the 2 of us. I wasn't really expecting to go downtown so I was looking quite casual with a zipup hoodie and jeans - but when I got inside the store it felt like home (except, it was 3 times busier than usual!). I waited around for an SA for a bit, and finally my favorite SA became available and helped me out. I explained that my brother and I were looking for a gift for our mom and (a bit embaressed) told her that we had a bit of a budget but she was super sweet and said it wasn't much of a problem....I'll skip over the 1/2 hr. of debate and let you know that we ended up deciding on a small zippy wallet (the exact name escapes me now) which ended up being only $350-ish after-tax! It's quite cute, and it definitely something I'd use myself...hopefully my mom likes it as well - it's not like a full-blown wallet but it's something nice to use on a dinner out to put some cards bills, and coins in there. Of course I would post pictures except my camera broke on the last day of vacation, and I can't find the hook-up for my camera phone. ush: Although I have to wait a week longer for my new purse, my mom and I saw various LV's while in Toronto (maybe 70% fake 30% real) and she was a lil doubtful about whether she agreed with the sag of the speedy, and she was quite against the damier...hence, she was saying that she wouldn't mind paying a few hundred more for a different purse - so any non-speedy suggestions for early 20's, professional?