Ladies, Should I take my mom's advice and give up the thought of ever purchasing a birkin bag? My mom has everything in her collection from Chanel, JudithLeiber, LV, Prada, Celine, Dior except the ultimate Hermes. Her most expensive bag in her collection is 5grand. So whats the difference between spending 5grand or 8 grand? She said that Hermes is in a league of its own and are for truly filthy rich ladies to carry and for the stars. She told me to not even think twice about it. I admit that I am not rich but I'm not doing bad. I am 29 with no home mortgage, no car notes, no children but a love for handbags. My fiance says that he doesn't have a problem with buying it for me in the future. He says after we furnish our home then I can have it. Should I listen to my mom though? I mean I love this bag and I want it badly. If future hubby doesn't have a problem with it, why should Mom, right? What would you do?