Having recently overhauled my handbag collection in preparation to upcoming retirement, I have made my adjustments to living within the bounds of a fixed income. With the exception of two Bals, my collection now consists of fairly obscure moderately income priced contemporary designer bags. Less bling and more bang has resulted in an understated collection that (oddly enough) draws more compliments than did my premier designer bags. Perhaps my more moderate bags have the effect of making me more accessible, less suspicious of a complimentary glance. I will always admire premier designer bags, and continue to congratulate all here on TPF when you reveal your magnificent purchases. But for myself, I am content with where I am and the future in which I have every confidence I will savor.