If you want to know if Pear McGee handbags are durable. Here's a testimony from one purse owner! Linda, artist, teacher, and entrepreneur, who claims to be "really hard on bags" brought this by to show me. She has been using this Pear Mcgee since September '07 and says she just loves it because it still looks great! I was happy to see the purse again too since it was one of my favorites and very early creations.