Wow this thread is old...
But anywho..I use to sell Dooney & Bourke hand bags in the early 90's (I wanted to get into luxury/designer sales and that was the only open position at the time) and that's when I learned about true quality hand bags. I got my wife her very first designer bag, a really nice deep brown D&B back in 95' and do you know she still has it to this day, it may not be the cleanest but there's not a break in a single stitch, no rips or holes, nothing. She's a major Coach gal now but every so often she'll pick up a nice D&B (customer service on both are awesome). She's ready to try a LV and or Gucci now, she was really never fond of those two before but she's really liking the new designs.
I've purchased expensive bags in the past and haven't felt the need to splurge lately. I've had some of my Michael Kors and Juicy Couture bags for +5 years and you get what you pay for!
My most recent purchases have been from Forever 21 and my daily actually came from a thrift store. It's the perfect size made with VERY high quality leather and I just keep going back to it. Most of my bags are either quite large or rather small.
I got an iPad last year and bought a Juicy case for it. I've been debating buying the purse equivalent via eBay but haven't bitten the bullet. Yet..
Maybe I stand alone on this...
Not a fan of Coach. I've owned them and always end up using something else which it comes down to it. Nothing against them they just don't particularly appeal to me and I feel no excitement when I see them on other people. To each their own, though!