This afternoon I sent out my petite bucket off to the LV boutique closest to me (which is like 90 minutes away) so it can be repaired (I put delivery confirmation and insurance for sure; I don't want to lose it!). I've never sent out a bag for inspection and repair; the SA told me over the phone it will take 6-8 weeks. I know that this is normal for most repairs, but that was the whole reason why I put it off until I couldn't take it anymore (its lining needs to be replaced). So, now I'm just left with its cosmetic pouch (which is still okay), and I'm really sad. I've never been away from a bag for so long, and even though they claim to be fastidious, I always have doubts in the back of my head. Is this normal? What should I expect? Anyway, just thought I'd like to share.