In March 2005, my DH got me a "going back to work" gift (I was home w/my daughter for a year after she was born).... I got a Monogram Mini Lucille (GM in the cherry color) and loved it - got it from Neiman Marcus...but after carrying it for a month, the sections where the leather meets the fabric came apart so as I looked closely, it was glued and not even sewn (where the stitching was). I did have my receipt but since it was over 14 days, they could only do an exchange so I got the Damier Parioli. I hardly carry that bag now (not sure why). I really love the Monogram Mini but I'm leary because of what happened to my Lucille. My next purchase though will be the Epi Speedy in Red... hopefully before year end.