I am visiting my mom and they just opened a new LV store near her house. She and I went in and looked around and she said that she couldn't believe how expensive the bags were and that its CRAZY!. Gulp. Now I have to tell you this is coming from a woman who has plenty of designer stuff including a vintage gucci or two. She says that years ago these bags weren't quite so expensive. She wore Gucci loafers when I was a kid which I remember her buying in the Gucci Store. She claims that when I was a kid she paid 150.00 for the Doctors Bag that is in her closet. I'm not out of control. I sold off most of my bag collection last year and bought all LV accessories and a speedy. I now own five LV's....gulp. If she saw them in my closet I know she would rat me out to hubby who has no idea what these things cost...gulp. What can I say I got my good taste from her.