I was looking to buy my first piece of LV, and after suggestions from fellow PFers who said that I should go to a store for my first buying experience, I went. It's a 3 hour trip either way, but I thought it would be worth it. I walked in, there were about 4-5 SAs at various places I could see. There was one other customer being served by a SA, and I think another one browsing. I walked around with interest and loved the stuff I saw, and I was debating between a damier speedy, a mono speedy 25, and a Manhattan PM. Looking around I tried to catch the eye of an SA, but all of them seemed to be studiously ignoring me. So I walked upto one and asked her if I could take a closer look at the Damier. She looked at me rather snottily and said "I'm afraid that's the only one we have and it's a display item!"..a damier speedy?? In New York?? I was rather taken aback, and I saw her glance sideways at another SA as if to say "That should take care of her!" When I asked if I could try on a mono speedy for size, and a Manhattan PM she just ignored me, and continued to ignore me. An older white woman walked in, who was dressed about the same way as I was - jeans, top, sweater and the other SA (who was watching our exchange) immediately ran over and started bringing out stuff she asked for. Are all the SAs at LV this rude? Did being a South Asian count for some of the treatment I got? I was about to purchase an item/ items from them and this was the way I got treated...so I walked out. And drove the three hours home. I have a very negative experience of LV after this incident. There were many SAs in the store, any of them could have helped me. To buy an LV in New York do you have to be white and look rich?