Last month I went to Tokyo on business and had a chance to go to Ginza a few times. The first place that I went to? was of course the BV Ginza boutique! I went there on early Saturday morning, so it wasnt crowded at all. They had this beautiful display of red and black purses on the entire first floor. It was so strikingly beautiful but made me a bit concerned as I was looking for something ebano or green. I asked an SA if they have other colours, he said Oh all the other colours are on the second floor. And they were. They had so much! I got to try on all the different purses and once again love love loved the campana. I was about to say Ill take this, but checked the price tag just in case. It said 260,000 yen which is about $2,400!! Yes, its 5% tax inclusive, but its around $2,000 even with 6-9% tax in the US Call me cheap, but with $400, I can get a small accessory. Besides, the prices of other classic bags like the veneta or even the new ball were about the same price as the US$ equivalent. I dont know, maybe the campana is so popular that they added a little premium? I left the boutique empty-handed. I really wanted to get myself a new purse that day so walked around Ginza contemplating if its worth paying that extra. Then I popped in the boutique of my other love and found the special order piece that I had wanted for long. The price was right, so I got it as my Ginza memoire purse. So once again I did not get my first BV, but was really happy with the experience. Their customer service was just fantastic and now I know that the campana is the one for me, really. (and I'll get the funds from the overtime during this trip.) Side note; an interesting phenomenon in Tokyo was that the intrecciato seemed totally in there and every single store that carries purses had BV-like purses. Some are obviously cheap and others are really well made with very nice leather. They are not selling them as fake BVs as youd see in NYC and such. First I was not quite sure what to make of it, then found it very Japanese, knowing the culture and that they will all disappear once its not in any more.