I never understood the attraction of LV. My practical side says, "$1k+ for a bag that isn't even leather? That's crazy!" But after reading some of the posts on my request for girly bags, and doing some LV research, I think I might be changing my tune a bit. I'm especially drawn to the Tulums, and the denim Pleaty is nothing short of adorable. If they made that in leather, it would be an enormous risk to my credit card, but how do you keep the denim clean? Having never touched LV bags up close, I have a question about the monogram stuff. This is plastic-coated canvas, right? Isn't it yucky and stiff...or is it soft? Is it indestructible? Is the lining nice? Also, I'd love to hear about why *you* love LV. The logo? The Uma Thurmann ads? Timeless shapes? Practical details? Do you get compliments? Does it make a great pillow when you travel? Spill...and convert me!