First of all, please pardon my ignorance but I've never owned a Gucci bag.... I've been obsessed with Louis Vuitton for years but I think it's time to branch out and try something new now that I'm almost satisfied with my LV collection. I recently fell in love with a Gucci bag that costs around $1400. That's way more than I have ever spent before on a handbag so I want to be sure that I'm getting my money's worth (i.e. a quality handbag). So my question is: how durable are Gucci bags? Have any of you Gucci owners had any problems with quality? Do you think that they are timeless, classic bags or super trendy? How does their customer service rank? For any of you ladies out there that own both Gucci and Louis Vuitton bags, which brand seems to be of higher quality? Any responses will be appreciated. Thanks in advance!