Yer, it's pricing strategy, nothing to do with real costs.It seems like only the classics such as Brillant and Tempête were increased. I want to buy a brillant mini since last year but waiting for the right colour so quite sad the price was "only" 3800€ and now is 4500€
When I first looked at a Tempete they were at the £2K-ish mark, now they're more than double at £4950 (and that's just the Crispy Calf).
I have a wedding to go to in August. Actually, I've been invited to all the occasions that should have happened for 2 years and averaging 1 event/occasion/party every week atm. I wanted a Pochette in a colour suitable for day/eve (love my Delvaux Hannalore - but it's black - so many of my more restrained evening bags are black) but was waiting to go in store. May as well wait to see which colours and variations come in later.
I don't know what everybody else feels but with ongoing styles, price rises just make me look at everything, not as a necessity not luxury, just with less importance e.g. the supermarket put up my favourite snack twice (my treat for venturing in there). I just stopped buying it.