My name is Michelle and I’m a mother to 2 children. When I am not being a personal bus driver for my children, I enjoy reading fashion magazines and blogs about what’s new regarding designer handbags. Over the years, I’ve made many friends with the sales associates from stores on Rodeo Drive. I find this the best way to purchase new bags each season. My first bag, which I bought when I was 15 years old, was by Unisa. This single bag started my obsession with purses and I carried it for years. In my twenties, I began buying brands like Coach, Dooney, and Bourke. By my thirties, I regularly visited stores on Rodeo Drive. I also became friends with sales associates in Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Tods, etc. My greatest purchase was a blue jean Hermes Birkin that I had wanted for ages. I also love “window shopping” on Rodeo Drive, as well as looking at websites to see all of the new bags that will be arriving in the stores. My views on bags have definitely changed over the years and are always continuing to evolve. Nowadays, I focus on purchasing bags that are classic not trendy.