hi! first, thks. to everyone on the forum for all the useful posts! to be honest, i was NEVER a lv fan mainly because of the main fact its one of the most imitated brands...have always been a VERY loyal ferragamo - er ...that is till sometime in june when my mum came over to visit (am residing in london away fr family) with her damier alma...and i fell in love instantly! so yday...i was browsing...seriously just browsing...the LV boutique at harrods...when i chanced upon the batignolles horizontal and fell in love INSTANTLY! it was then i knew everyone is loving LV. told the SA immediately i wanted that-no scratch that, said i needed that- and without even finding the cost first, told her to wrap it up. thank goodness it's such a reasonable price for such a lovely bag!! i have since read thru. countless pages in the purse forum on the BH, and am not surprised to see that many rave reviews. however...i do have a prb now which i hope someone can help me pls... as i have never had a monogram lv piece, should the monogram be aligned on a straight line? also, the 'VL' logo is partially blocked underneath one of the side straps/buckles...is this ok?? should i go exchange it for another one?? or am i being just really picky?? i dont mind all your honest comments pls! thank you so much once again, for introducing me to LV...now i am creating a separate wishlist (from ferragamo) just for LV i tried attaching a pic of me carrying the bag, but it says my file is too big for the mode of attachment? anyone can help pls? thks!