So for the first time, I carried my LV on a shopping trip at my favorite mall. I was prepared for the possibility of getting judged and hearing snide remarks. I even had a line prepared for anyone who decided to ask me if my bag was fake. It was a good one, too. Well, much to my surprise, there was no bad treatment. Actually, I got really good treatment. In Sephora, an employee glanced at the bag from afar and almost scrambled over to help me. She was really nice. In another store, I got a compliment from a customer and a request to hold the bag from an employee. She was gushing over it and begged to hold it because she had never held one before. I let her. In Nordstrom, a SA saw me looking at a Chloe bag, came over and was telling me all about it...this may have been a SA that had ignored me on a previous occasion. Can't say for sure...but she looked quite familiar. There's more...My best friend was with me during the trip and she says, "I'm going shopping with you more often...the service is great!" We think it was because of the bag. No wonder you ladies are so addicted. Carrying one is like traveling with one's own red carpet.