Hi, I am planning a trip to Europe with my boyfriend for the month of September and early October. We will probably go from Germany to Venice to Croatia and back to Paris. (I am excited because I will be in Paris during Fashion week- if anyone has any advice on how to get into shows or take part in fashion week please leave comments, however I may start a new thread just to answer that question!) My question here is: 1. Is it foolish to travel with expensive shoes and bags when a. I may be staying at bed and breakfasts and budget hotels were I am exposing myself to different conditions every night and possible theft b. I may be exposing the bag to heat, sweat, smoke etc. c. I may be making myself a target for theft If I should not travel with expensive bags, then what bag (within $400) is a great travel, carry every day go with everything bag? If I can travel with expensive bags, then what bags should I have (what types of bags... i.e. one large day bag and one night bag -- I was thinking the YSL muse and a Chanel). Ideally I would like a bag that is better to carry over the shoulder than the Muse, I don't want to have to think about my bag when I am touring around by foot. 2. If anyone lives in Europe, or has travelled during that time of year, is it still warm? Should I think spring/summer or fall/winter clothes? Especially Paris in early October...hot or cold? I am afraid of going to Paris decked out in Spring/Summer fashion, only to find that everyone has already moved on to Fall... and it's cold! 3. If anyone has been to Paris or Croatia or Venice and knows a great hotel or apartment... 4. PLEASE SHARE YOUR OWN TRAVEL STORIES or horror stories (if you ruined a bag, got robbed, or lost a pair of Chanel shoes!) Thanks in advance.