Oh, i forgot to mention...Galina was asking me if there is any possibility for me to have the bag shipped elsewhere than NY or NJ. It was so nice of her to suggest that! Unfortunately, it wouldn't work for me if I did this, since my non- NY/NJ relatives live in Maryland, and if I got it delivered there, I wouldn't see it for another 6 months .
But if it works for you, they will definitely ship it to a non-NJ/NY state!
When I was there in April I marched in and asked for Galina so they wouldn't have a chance to ignore me! I do expect such behavior though at BG because they are the one and only legendary icon of NY......Nordstrom doesn't come close!