After reading much of these threads on manufacturing, I have been taking notice of where many of the bags are made. Indeed China. Everything else just about too. I have Coach, Kooba, Isabella Fiori (sp?), etc., plus many cheaper ones. I cannot find any consistency between quality and price. In fact, my cheapest-looking (with broken Hardware) one was a Hayden-Harnett. (what I look for is loose stitching, strings, handles). I've come to the conclusion that many of these new "designer bags" are completely over-priced, and I think we need to be careful how we spend our $$. Many of these can be bought at sale prices at some point, which makes me realize even more how much profit is in this item. I want to remember who gains when we buy these bags, the consumer or the company? Am I crazy?