I had my very first trip EVER to the LV boutique (Seattle) last weekend. It was fun! I spent a long time talking to Louise (accessory manager) and looked at several items. He said that he would refuse to sell me a bag that I did not really love. I went back and fourth between the damier pap 30, framboise brentwood, the new red brentwood, and the new red Roxbury. I ruled out the damier pap (only because I own other damier items) even though I loved the shape. I adored the roxbury, but since I live in a very unfashionable, conservative town I felt this bag would just stand out (and not in a good way). So I was between the framboise and the new red Brentwoods. Louise was wonderful but he was a bit pushy on the red when I actually thought the Framboise would go better with my wardrobe. Besides, I already own a red balenciaga. I tried to look at the vernis wallets, but he discouraged me, saying that they do not hold up well. So, after this long winded story, I left the store empty handed! I do still long for a vernis piece. Any suggestions for a vernis newbie? I would love a Brentwood but the thought of spending almost $1400 on a bag I am not sure I would love makes me nervous.