My mom likes to ask to borrow my LVs for special occasions; in the past I've always let her borrow pieces that aren't too delicate, tell her to please be careful, and she'll just send the bag back saying she's decided to use something else instead. Today, she was going to a wedding reception and asked again to borrow one of my LVs. I showed her the papillon 26 and the Batignolles and between her, my boyfriend, and I, we decided the Batignolles matched her outfit the best. She took the bag away and I didn't tell her how to care for my bag this time. Recently I've been thinking how little I use my Batignolles. If I want a hand held I go for my Papillon and when I need a larger mono bag I go for my PH. Plus, recently I bought a Chanel and I expect myself to use that quite often for the next couple of weeks. When she came back to talk to me about something else, I just told her that I don't use that bag very often anymore and that she can keep it afterwards if she liked. She was so happy she gave me a huge hug. After my parents came home, my mom was examining the bag and asked "What?? This is made in the US?" and so I explained how LV has factories in countries such as the USA, Italy and Spain in addition to France. I could tell she was thrilled with it because while talking to me she kept picking it up and setting it back on the table! I was considering selling the bag to fund another bag...but I think it was a better idea giving it to my mom because I know she'll love it more than I ever did.