I distinctly remember the very first time I saw a photo of a Kooba handbag, it was sometime in late October of 06. I was browsing one of my favorite sellers on eBay, Pinchrosemary. I bet many of you know her auctions, always full of lovely bags, beautifully photographed. Her photos make you drool. There sat an auction for a Kooba Frankie, one of the most detailed of Koobas. Those whip stitched handles!, the braided zipper pulls!, that bumpy, bourbon leather!, those interesting compartments! I knew someday I wanted that bag. Up to then the most ever spent on one was around $90, I used to carry Kathy VanZeeland (geesh, I cannot believe I just admitted that here). Stop laughing, I can hear you. *s I watched that auction in horror and couldn't believe that a USED bag sold for over $300!. Then I started researching the Kooba line and began to understand. My plan was in motion to own some of these wonderful bags. First came Maria, then Braedon, all the while watching and hunting for a well priced Frankie. Lo and behold one day on eBay Wowtag had a Frankie in bourbon BIN $285. My fingers could hardly function as I snapped that baby up and she was mine! Things come full circle and I now appreciate all of the Kooba family, they each have their own identity and look, all worthy of the name (except that pink snakeskin one, what were they thinking??). So tell us, what bag first inspired your Kooba love? We all want to hear your story.