I didn’t know the difference between knock-offs and genuine leather bags until I actually purchased a high-end purse. And when I finally did, I felt the durability and smelled the long life my purse would have. I began to really appreciate the fine stitching and intricate design. I saw my purse as timeless— a staple I’d keep forever and even pass down. If you’re anything like me, you’d refuse to put it down and most likely set it in your lap when out to eat because buying your first genuine leather purse is a big deal. It’s a rite of passage to womanhood- your first “baby”.