When I first got a look at VB bags I thought they were okay, but not my thing. I thought they appeared to be either too little-girl or old-lady-looking (quilted, floral and paisley patterns). But the more and more I started seeing them, I can't help but love VB products now. They have more than just paisley and flower patterns, and their colors are awesome. You can get a VB tote or purse to match pretty much anything. They appear to be very durable too. The only thing that keeps me from rating them 5 stars is the price range. If you want a VB bag and you're trying to save money, do yourself a favor and either a) buy one from a thrift place (yes, some thrift stores have VBs that still look good) or wait until they go on sale. Overall, VBs are very cute and I expect them to hold up for a long time.