What was your 1st "authentic" high-end designer purse (GUCCI, LOUIS VUITTON, CHANEL, etc.) and at what age did you receive this? How much did it cost at the time? Did you buy it or was it given to you? Finally, do you still have it? Here's my answer...I bought a black GUCCI purse while in Hilton Head, SC on Spring Break. At the time the purse retailed for around $299.00. I was around 16, I believe? I still have it, now it's vintage GUCCI! I should take a picture of it and show you all - maybe if you have it, post a photo of yours! Wouldn't it be fun to see what purse triggered our superior taste in designer handbags.