I've been noticing in the handbag and shoe threads, especially, a lot of people rejecting a style they had formerly worn or admired because it was losing its exclusive cachet or becoming too mainstream. Therefore I ask these questions, because I am a nosy biatch: 1. What does exclusive mean to you --1a. Do you define it by limited production runs? --1b. Do you define it by high cost that makes in unavailable to the masses? --1c. Do you define it by a design that would challenge the average user (heavy, tiny, clunky, hard to open/close/wear)? 2. How important is exclusivity to you? Do you seek pieces that you know few people will have? Do you abandon a piece if it becomes too common or too frequently knocked off? 3. How do you assert your individual style in the face of "must have" items, imitations, and several brands releasing ranges of similar goods, feeding of the success of an originator's hot item? 4. Why do or don't you have a strong preference for exclusive goods?