I have been reading the forum for a long time and finally worked up my courage to post ... I have seen some questions in the past from people about Valextra, but no posts from anybody who actually owned one ... Am seriously considering a Valextra, but hoped for some feedback from someone who actually had one, before I dished out serious money on it. Thanks. P.S. Same question but about Gilli ... Have been fascinated by one of the Gilli cube bags for awhile, and it looks totally cute for bumming around in jeans. But I was wondering if anyone had any personal experiences with it.