Actually I am planning a trip to Japan myself to view the LV bags in commes de Garcon store. I am hoping that the papillon with animals would not cost me an arm and a leg. Maybe you can ask your hubby to check it out? It should be interesting.
its actually quite expensive to buy LV in japan. its about the same price in singapore.
actually, i already saw many people carry the damier neverfull in singapore. how they got it when it hasnt launched here yet? good question! there's a store in singapore which imported such branded bags from oversea including japan (damier neverfull) and people can buy them from this store.