Hi gals! I've been eyeing the damier for quite some time now and lucked out when one of my best girlfriends gave me a call and told me that her older sister's bestfriend is coming home from italy. She told me that her sister will be getting an lv through her and that I could join as well since she doesn't have that much baggage. So I literally jumped up and down whilst saying thank you! It was just so sweet. It's my first damier and my first 'made in france' piece too! Here are pics of the new baby: The box was giftwrapped with this cool satin ribbon and lv gift tag. how cool huh? now here's a shot of paper bag and box.. I can't believe how intact they were! first peek... heehee and then my baby smiled at me. she was so pretty! well, she did learn to prop up gracefully right away. and here's the birth certificate. LOL! haha! I got picture happy i know! new lv smells real yummy. I did notice though that the damier dark brown leather was so smooth that it was almost 'slidy'. Is this really how it is? or did moisture or change in weather do anything to make mine slidy? thanks for dropping by gals!