So I am thinking about my first LV purchase and would like some advice. I have just turned 24 and gotten my first decent job, and would like to get myself and my mom (now that I can finally get her something really nice!) an LV. For my mom, I was going to pick something out to surprise her, but decided I should simply go with her to a store lest I pick something out that she doesn't like (a shame at such a price!) So now to my decision: I am quite partial to purple (of my handbags, I have two purple Coach bags, and a purple trimmed Gucci signature hobo), hence I am considering the Onatah Leather GM in Aubergine. I was originally thinking of the Onatah Pochette, but am looking for a medium size bag. But I also wonder if I should get a more staple LV for my first purchase like a Damier Speedy 25. Also, being an LV newbie, are the leather pieces are durable as the canvas ones? Any advice is much appreciated!