It's just a simple question.......Can you get a really nice leather bag for under $300 in Italy? Would it be of better quality than what you could pick up in the States for about the same price? Obviously, it wouldn't be from one of the top end designers, however, I have a friend who will be traveling all around Italy and Venice for 3 weeks, and she offered to pick something up for me while she was there. I would be getting something "sight unseen" for around $300 American dollars. Do you think it would be worth it? I just was concerned about the quality of the leather.... Thanks for the input!!