It would be nice to see a graph of the prices of the classic LV items over the years. When I got my Manhattan PM 5 years ago it was around $1260-1280. Now the price is up to $1690. That is a 30 percent increase just over 5 years. Now that interest rates are dead-low on savings CDs I probably shouldn't have been saving all these years and just bought LV!
A good item to compare the price of over the years is the Speedy. 10 years ago I bet they cost half as much.