I just got back from a trip to NYC. Two of my friends got the black leather Peggy with the braided straps on sale there for around $1000. I know they still had at least the floor model left. I didn't get anything The SA was very nice. One thing I did notice that was different though. I only have one Gucci purse that I bought at the Tampa Gucci boutique and one Gucci wallet that I bought on bluefly. At the Tampa Gucci, they gave me and my friend each a glass of champagne when I bought mine. I asked about it in NYC and he just laughed like I was joking. Then said they must have been having some sort of event or something. Also my purse was put in the dust bag and in a Gucci box wrapped with a bow in Tampa. In NYC, they just got the dust bag. What are your experiences at the Gucci boutiques?