So....I am new on the forum, and think I may have found just the place to garner some much needed handbag sympathy!!!! I spent about 4 years looking for a particular gold Fendi handbag, that is just so me! After much diligence, I ended up buying the bag in a twist of fate for $100 at a second-hand store. Loved that bag....even more as it was a bargain!!! Last weekend, a friend of mine asked to borrow the bag for a night out on the town. After a few margaritas, and a lot of fun, she stepped out of our taxi without it. She was stressing out about her credit cards, and all I could think of was my beloved bag....gone!!! I didn't want to act upset as there was not much to be done apart from the requisite call to the cab company (which went unanswered). Anyway, she got her cards replaced, and I did find the bag again....although it cost me $600 the second time around. I feel much better already....just needed to unload, as my husband didn't seem very sympathetic to my plight!!!