HELLO!! I am officially a LV addict. I bought my first LV right before a trip to Japan 2 years ago (BTW, it seemed like everyone in Japan had a LV! ). I bought the Speedy 25. I LOVE it! The only downer is the handles get dark do to hand oil. I purchased a strap but returned it because the strap just did look right with the bag because the leather had already begun to turn. Because of the handles I decided to get a shoulder bag so I went to Saks and decided on the Boulogne. I love this bad as well. I get more compliments on the Boulogne than the Speedy! What I like most about it is the adjustable strap. I recently purchased a vintage wallet from ebay...I can't wait to see it! I have been burned by ebay before so I was hesitant but this one looks vintage and authentic item number: 9321990710. I'll let you know how it turns out. I was burned on this item: Item number: 6883474492. It "could" be real but I just don't know so I asked for a refund and haven't gotten a response. I have asked my credit card company for a refund I'm done with ebay so I've decided I will go to Saks OR eLUXURY. Now I am trying to purchase an Epi bag. I am wondering if anyone here has the black Speedy 25 with silver hardware. I "think" I'd love this bad. I plan to check it out at Saks tomorrow. Sorry for the long first post.