I was wondering if many of you ever encounter criticism or confusion from other women regarding your love for handbags? My mother just doesn't get my fixation...and the irony is that she started it for me with that first house-shaped handbag she gave me as a toddler! A very good friend of mine seems really confused as she watches me assess minute (in her opinion) details on a handbag, like the color and pattern of the stitching. Her mouth fell open once as she watched me reject a certain "it" bag because, as I put it, "the leather didn't smell right." :shame: Or are all of you lucky enough to have handbag-loving friends?