This may be a policy unique to this particular boutique. I'm fine with it, though! I consider it insurance for getting my bags.I'm surprised too, even if it is an independently owned boutique.
tPF member ReneH placed orders at this boutique, and I think there is at least one thread from 6 months or so ago where she talks about the same thing--having to place a deposit for her bags and it being standard practice for Cuffs.I'm surprised too, even if it is an independently owned boutique.
Anyway, congrats kenzie on placing your orders.