After reading this blog entry and also reflecting (I know, I have too much time on my hands =P) a bit on the recent decrease of some bags I was wondering how long LV can keep expanding and still be considered luxurious and exclusive? There's no secret that some brands' image has suffered a lot, not matter what the cause it. It seems to me that LV miraculously have survived both piracy, fluctations of fashion, widespread popularity and overexposure (?). It's still one of the fastest growing luxury brands in the world and doesen't seem to be slowing down. I'm not thinking about whether LV is "going out of style" or becoming more "affordable", but for how long it will manage to stay "in", super desirable and the first choice bag for a lot of people. Let's face it, there's a reason why the LV forum is the biggest designer forum here, it's probably one of the most addicting brands worldwide. But how long will it continue to maintain this position? When will consumers be just as likely to get bottega veneta, Chanel, dior and other brands in the same range and directed towards the same audience?