When I first started purchasing MJ bags, I really thought I should stick with classic colors that I would get the most use from. For me, that is mostly black. I thought that if I was going to spend that much money on a bag, it should be practical. Not a crazy color that I loved, but probably was not as wearable. Now, I am rethinking that and wondering what your take is on this. If you are going to be spending a good chunk of change on a bag, do you stick with the "basic" colors - brown, black, tan, etc. or do you think that if you are spending that much money, it had better be something so out of the ordinary that it really stands out? I am asking this because I am planning (hoping) to buy a new bag this coming weekend. As I have posted before, I am going to San Francisco for a couple of days to shop. No kids, no husband. Just me alone on Thursday and then with my mom on Saturday. There are some bags I want to see up close and decide if I really love them. The Cherry Tart Patchwork Stam, Truffle Quilted Stam and the Dash. I love the Dash. It comes in "practical" colors....black, brown and then there is this gorgeous lavender. Dilemma. If I am going to end up buying a bag, do I go for practical or a crazy, beautiful color? Cherry Tart and Lavender are the crazy-beautiful shades, IMO. Love them, but do you spend your $$$ on them or do you only buy those kinds of bags on sale or on E-bay? Just curious how you all look at it. Do you only spend the big bucks on classic colors or do you only spend the big bucks on hard to find, unusual colors?