My brother will be traveling to Hawaii in Aug/Sept and then off to Japan (Marine). I called LV in Hawaii and asked about the protocol for him purchasing a Damier Sophie for me..what I would need to do versus what my brother would need to do. I was told that my brother would be required to make the purchase and I could reimburse him. No problem. I then told him what I would like for him to hold for me, Damier Sophie. Response~ There are no more. We were only given a limited small number. I said- No problem he is off to Japan next and he could probably pick one up there. The SA stated that Japan will have a LOT more and have a better chance of getting one. I asked how many were produced and he did not know. I just thought I would pass on the info... If anyone has an extra Damier Sophie...let me know, before I make my brother run all around Japan for a designer bag... He is so NOT in the loop and will probably get lost LOL!