Basically, I would put this under the LV forum, but it is listed as private for the "spring cleaning." I want to buy a LV this week with my tax return. I'm trying to decide on eluxury or LV boutique. Eluxury: I could buy my speedy by using ebates, free shipping code and pay no extra sales taxes (about $41.65). But could risk getting a bag made in USA (not a big deal but would rather a made in France bag) and also, I kind of like the whole shopping boutique choosing your bag. Basically save about $50-60 total by eluxury Boutique: Get to pick my exact bag, don't have to wait for shipping and get the whole store enviornment. But I ultimately have to pay extra for the atmosphere. 45 minute drive away from home, I could go after school which is like 20 minutes away. In some ways I would like to choose the bag, but in others...saving money is a big deal too (I'm a college student BTW). Also, if I went boutique, I would want everything to be nicely wrapped. Do they charge extra if I wanted it gift wrapped for myself? I just want to make sure I know what to expect if I went boutique (I hate surprises). So what would you do? Save money or get the atmosphere. Thanks in advance.