I know that before I purchased my first Hermes bag, I obsessed for months about spending that amount of money on a bag. I was almost there many times but then talked myself out of paying that much for one bag (little did I know) Now, that's not to say I didn't spend that amount of money on multiple bag (Chloe, Balenciaga, Prada, etc.) but I would always rationalize it as, well for $5000, I have 3 or 4 great new bags! But low and behold I would tire of them quickly--usually within a season and sell them for a MAJOR loss. NOW......fast forward and I can't get enough of Hermes, I just love the simple---not trendy designs, the timeless appeal, the leather---yum, the superior craftsmanship and the service. And the funny thing is, now I see some of those previous loved bags...which I do still admire and I admit sometimes lust after.....and think WOW, $1300 for that bag....that's a great deal!! Anyone else give up past loves for H love???