I was partly inspired to start this thread by hmwe's fairly similar one in the Chloe subforum: http://forum.purseblog.com/chloe/re-discover-chloe-your-closet-fall-love-your-125418.html ...and partly by the fact that I was, recently, going to buy a Chloe Patent Elvire Clutch; in fact, I did buy it and then return it, as it had faults, as did its replacement. But, in the process, I realised that, not only did I already have a black patent clutch bag, with silver hardware (my perceived 'need' for a bag of this type was spurring my purchase), but that I actually preferred it to the £505/$1,010 Elvire Clutch and also found it lighter and far less top heavy! Here's the Elvire: ...and here's my Prada Pochette (which I prefer): So, my question is, have you ever had the same experience and/or if you are about to buy a new bag (that you absolutely must have!), is it possible that you already own a bag that you like as much, or more and that performs the same function? If so, please feel free to post pics of both bags here!