Hello there! This is my first post as a BV owner although Ive been lurking for quite some time -- learning lots from all of you and admiring all your beautiful bags. I became especially enchanted with blugenies fabulous ferro and decided a Pyramid should be my first BV. And then, janes modeling pics really sealed the deal. But I faced two challenges: First, I live in Canada where no BV boutiques are to be found. Having heard that the ferro Pyramids were practically sold out around the world, I didnt have high hopes of finding one. Next, I had to cajole DH into letting me buy yet another bag (as I had already purchased a couple of Balenciagas, a Chanel, a Gucci, and a small MJ in the last 6 months). I do have a job and my own shopping funds, but DH and I have joint financial goals. Of late, I havent been contributing as much as I should. So, last week I set off to visit the one and only high-end department store (Holt Renfrew) in my city. As I wandered through the handbag department, I was momentarily distracted by new arrivals in Balenciaga and Prada until an SA approached me and asked if I was looking for anything. We started towards the BV area. From a distance, I could see some Venetas (in ebano, noce, and carmine) a couple of Montaignes (in nero and camel?) other intrecciato styles and lo and behold a ferro Pyramid! Was it possible that I just found the bag of my dreams in this fashion wasteland that is my hometown? Surely, this was meant to be! After spending many minutes stroking its buttery woven loveliness, and practically dancing in front of the mirror, I realized that I couldnt bring the bag home with me just yet. For I was still faced with challenge #2 -- convincing my DH. The lovely SA agreed to hold the Pyramid for me for two days and she even found another (pristine and untouched!) in the stockroom. So, to make an already long story shorter, I went home and negotiated with DH that if I can buy the Pyramid now, I would not buy another handbag until I am 45 years old! I am in my late 30s so this will create a very LONG and DRY spell. But I must admit I already have a little handbag collection perfect for my needs. Perhaps its time that I rise to my own challenge and try putting my money towards other indulgences, like travel, jewellery, or even a future vacation home. But at the same time, both DH and I know this will be an extremely difficult challenge as Im a total handbag fiend, so we may not hold me to it too literally (I hope). I really LVE my ferro Pyramid and can't wait to take her out for a night on the town! Thank you for letting me share my story. I will take pics and post them soon. Maybe DH will even take modeling pics for me. PS: The price for my Pyramid was CDN$2730 compared to US$1980. Holt's has a huge mark-up because a lot of luxury brands are exclusive to them in Canada. But after factoring shipping, duty, and taxes -- and that's only if I can find the bag elsewhere -- I think the price difference might not be as big. At least that's what I'm telling myself.