It seems that VB's aren't well received here but that being said, they are perfect for my daily work bag.... I am a pharma rep and I don't want to worry about ruining a good bag, leaving a good bag in the car while I am in an office or hospital, or "showing off" an expensive bag. Here are my VB's...and I do like them... but I switch to my Gucci or LV for evenings and weekends! My Gucci Pelham is about 2 years old and probably heading to eBay soon. I just don't enjoy carrying it anymore and I am hoping to fund more Louis Vuitton in the near future. I love my Pouchette and have a Neverfull GM coming from elux this week. Yeah!!!!