I just bought my first lv bag! A high-end consignment shop near my college had a beautiful Musette Salsa with a long strap that I have been visting for a couple weeks. I just went in and bought it- what a beauty! It has a perfect light honey patina and the canvas is immaculate. At the store I noticed a little scratch on the canvas but bought it anyways and when I brought it home the 'scratch' came off with a little cleaning! Even better- the price listed was $450 but I had gotten my hands on a 20% off coupon and got it for about $385. I'm getting it authenticated by My Poupette but I am sure it is real. Sooo gorgeous. I've been carrying it nonstop and it is so practical yet elegant. I even had the idea of tucking the vachetta strap down in it and clipping on a gold chain as a strap so that I can take it out at night and it looks more formal and I don't have to worry about the vachetta. I love louis vuitton and missed the boutique experience a little, but my disappointment is mitigated by my having gotten a hot bag at half off!