While we were up north last week, I managed to delay our return so I could go to the downtown Nieman Marcus BV Trunk Show. Never went to one before and the rep from NYC said it was only the 2nd one they'd ever done. There were some bags that will be in the fall line and some of the new colors. She had sample pieces of the calfskin nappa leather in the 4 stages (after dying it) of work: smooth, stamped for weaving, a piece partially woven, and a finished piece. She said only 2 handbag makers are permitted to buy skins from a particular supplier: BV and Hermes. The seasonal colors for fall will include camel, a salmon pink (called Favorite), a med. blue (don't recall a color name), Blonde, a lipstick red with bluish tones (Carmino). That's all I can remember. The Carmino looks beautiful made into a bag. They had no blue samples. Blonde was pretty, too. Some new styles have the braided handle (yay!). There was more information than I could absorb, but she wasn't busy when I was there so we had a chance to talk awhile. Very nice woman. Her bag was a large Cabat in Ebano! Too bad they weren't giving some kind of freebie!