I am not posting this to fight with anyone or cause trouble. I just wish someone could explain this to me. Let me tell my story: About 17 years ago I came across a store in Paris . This was the one and only Goyard store at the time. We were the only people in the store and the gentleman there was more interested in sharing the story of the Goyard family with us rather than selling us something. He explained that the family began by making steamer trunks and trunks one would strap to the back of their car but when these two demands obviously disappeared they started making, among other things, hand bags. He explained that all of their offerings were hand made by 9 people in the Village of Carcassone. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/25/1_carcassonne_aerial_2016.jpg/1200px-1_carcassonne_aerial_2016.jpg I bought one of the two hand bags that were available at the time , they differed only in size. It was clearly a beautiful handmade work of art. It was only $400. (so maybe $500 current value) Several years later I passed in front of Barney's and noted a sign " Goyards for sale". I entered and found that they were not selling anything even close to my hand bag but rather big cheap looking tote bags. I subsequently found out that the current generation of the Goyard family had sold out to a company which was deciding to maximize their profits by producing large amounts of lower quality items. As you know Goyards are now being distributed all over the world and there is no way those 9 original people could possibly be producing all of that. My hand bag is no longer being made (can't even find pictures of it anywhere on the internet) , quite certainly because it was so expensive to produce that they decided more money could be made with mass production of cheaper to produce items. The Goyard chevrons of my hand bag were each meticulously hand painted and the material is far superior to what I see now on Goyard products. I seriously doubt that the chevron designs on the material they currently use are being hand painted. Anyway, my question to you is; why are you buying Goyards? I just do not see a high level of quality. I would estimate the cost of producing one of these tote bags is less than $50 each. These are clearly no longer works of art or anything I would hold in high esteem.