My semester starts tomorrow... people at my school are so different from me. I'm like the only (really, the only) person who carries designer handbags in that college. There's only a few hundred students. I just got 2 new Gucci bags... love them. I would love to carry them. I'm afraid everyone's going to bug me. They're big and monogramed. I asked this woman I work with for advice. She told me no, bring your bags, don't EVER apologize for something you've worked for. Don't give anyone excuses for it... I'd like to know how to avoid that, giving excuses or explanations. I think the reason for most of my insecurities (oh this is getting deep haha!) is because I just don't know what to say yet. I've only carried designer bags for a year now-- I have a growing collection of 6. And yeah... I just don't know what to say. I'm afraid of learning from my own experiences-- I'm sure we've all been bothered for carrying our bags. I've asked a similar question when someone asked me outright if my bag was real and didn't believe it. I was hoping I could get some general advice on what to say in situations you've had. I'm just not confident yet and I'm in a situation where people are a lot different from me but I also don't want to stop carrying them! Thanks for advice.