You don't want to buy in the states?I bought a black "pre-owned" ARTOIS, but not at all used -- I really have to wonder if she ever even carried it at all - for $1700 in black last fall here on MP. Very much of a bargain, I thought. Though it did have her initials, albebit discreetly in red on inside flap, I have started thinking of my "alternative personality" (i.e her initials) when I carry this bag. When they let us ugly Americans back into Paris, I want to go back to Goyard and get an Artois in green, blue, or red. Does anyone have current Paris prices on the Artois? Goyard still rocks my socks.