i got a mono french purse for my birthday last year. it was stolen when i went on a trip. it took me a couple of months to get over it. i can't believe how careless i was. actually, i think i still get sad about it. lol. a year later, i finally get my replacement. my friend recently went to paris and i asked her to get one for me. saved me about 150. thankfully! now i watch my items like a hawk.