Hello Everyone, I've just spent over an hour browsing on this site. How very exciting. I came across it by accident by simply Googling "where to buy Chanel handbags" anf Voila!, here I am. I think this site is going to become my new addiction, besides Dlisted.com and Iheartluxury.com. I am 30, professional, in the 50-75K income bracket so fairly middle class. I am not a shopholic, I don't spend spend tons of money on clothes or handbags, altough I always pick quality over quantity, therefore my average monthly purchase may include new Tory Burch item, a couple of Nordstrom pieces, etc. My handbag collection is probably quite pitifull by someone else's standards: 1 2003 season Gucci and about 6 Coach handbags from the last 3-4 years. Nothing impressive. But I am ready for my very first Chanel beauty! I feel like it's time. I am not motivated by status (I would have done this a long time ago, if that was the case), especially since I live in an expensive area, so I could never compete with those Chanel sporting teenagers I see at Starbucks everyday. I am, however, motivated by the fact that I hope to keep this handbag I am about to purchase for many years to come, and hopefully very slowely start adding more quality pieces. The funny thing about my Coach collection is that I think that I have "outgrown" it. And they get dirty so quickly, anyone noticed? SO-- I live in PA/on the Main Line. We don't have an actual free-standing Chanel boutique, altough, I am not sure if I should count the Chanel store inside our Neiman Marcus at the King of Prussia Mall. Here's the thing: I have no idea what type of a bag I want but I have narrowed this down to a couple of things: -I don't want to spend more than $1500 -I want a very versatile piece, something I could carry to work as well as to dinner in the evening -neutral color to accomodate the above -definitely something that can be spotted immediately as a Chanel for those in the "know" -I don't want to go over to the Chanel store, unless I know exctly what I want, because I'm afraid I will find the experience more intimidating and I'm very conscious about not knowing "what I'm talking about" as I'm sure the salesperson will pick up on that right away and most likely treat me like "just one of those noveau riches or wannabes -where should I go? I don't mind travelling to NJ or even NY but since I have Nemains a couple of towns over, should I just rely on their selection? -finally, I don't want to wait for anything for months as I would love to bring it on my trip to Europe this September I suppose I am hoping that of those of you who will be kind enough to respond to this newbie, you will at least guide me in the right direction in respect to not only picking the right bag but where I should concentrate my efforts in getting it. Someone who lives in the Tri-State area/PA would be really helpful! Here are a couple of links to the handbags I like from the BorrowSteal....something website but I have no idea what I can expect to pay for these. It also seems to me that borrowing them at those prices, seems silly and not very practical. No? http://www.bagborroworsteal.com/product/7058/Handbag/Chanel/Chanel%20'Diamond%20Stitch'%20Small%20Shopper/18 http://www.bagborroworsteal.com/product/8014/Handbag/Chanel/Chanel%20'Modern%20Chain'%20Classic%20Bag/18 Oh, if someone would be sweet enough to post everything in my price range, so I am not shocked when I finally go to the store, that would be ideal. I hope my points are understood. I am so going to look forward to your responses!