One of the very first purses that I can remember buying is a cute little red and black Nine West purse. I bought it at Hudson's for $25. I still have it packed away somewhere. It is too small for me now, but it held up great considering that it is over 10 years old. Nine West has always made nice stylish, quality purses. The prices are very reasonable too compared to some of the designer companies. They have a lot of different fabrics available too, which I like, canvas, nylon, leather (most expensive) and many great sizes depending on what kind of handbag you like.