My 50th bday is coming up. I own over 30 Vuitton bags (stopped counting!) and they really take up a lot of space. Many I do not or never have carried. So...... I went thru all of them to decide which to give away or sell to Yoogis. I made some shocking discoveries while examining my bags that I wanted to share. We often read here how quality has gone down. Until you actually physically examine bags, you have no idea how poorly made the new ones are. I have to keep two of my oldest vuittons for the main reason of how luxiorious and the high quality of construction - the black denim neocabby (lining in particular) and manhattan PM are night and day compared to my current vuittons. I also really dislike my oversized bags. Loved them when I boought them (delightful GM and trevi GM) What was I thinking? How in the world can one justify $3100 for empriente artsy? I have a navy one that is ridiculously heavy and embossing is so subtle that from a few feet away - one could never tell it is vuitton. So I am parting with about 5 bags to use funds for a tennis bracelet! I still have a cool collection (emp speedy, kusama speedy, pallas, metis, mono artsy and several neverfuls including ikat). Hoping my yoogis quotes will be good. Keeping fingers crossed.