Wrestling with thoughts here. I want to buy a big bag, to commemorate my first ever real paycheck! I worked hard this summer and now I want to splurge! i love the shape and size of the Speedy. I would definetely get a lot of use out of it because I need a big bag that matches everything. If I am going to spend $500+ I want to buy a bag that fits everything I need to carry and matches just about every outfit. This is my first ever real designer bag (save my mom's Burberrys, LVs and some random cheap Pradas and coaches I have). I really don't know anything about Louis Vuitton so please forgive me if I sound ignorant. I've been trying to read up on LV! But I do have a few concerns. This is one of the most faked handbags! I love LV and I know this sounds shallow but I don't want to carry a bag that everyone thinks I bought on Canal Street. I guess I should just appreciate the fact that *I* know its real. Also, sometimes I feel like LV is overdone/"everyone has it" and other times I feel like LV is a down-right classic that will be in style for years upon years. All you Speedy owners - do you still carry your Speedy regularly? if I bought this bag I would carry it pretty much everyday - I hope I won't look too "passe" doing that. Oh, and I am a college student. I hope this bag isn't too boring for a 19 year old. But don't worry, I would never, ever carry a LV to a frat party or anything haha. Sorry for sucha long post! I would love to hear your guys' thoughts. I am going to LV tonight after work to check out some bags.