Let me set the story up for you. My husband got a Taiga agenda last week when I got my damier koala agenda. For one week, he had that agenda on his desk, hoping he would really use it. Today he says to me, "I gotta take that back. I just don't think I'll ever use it. I can't really schlep it around for a work agenda, I would be too anal about it getting messed up. You can have the credit and get whatever you want." I tried to talk him into keeping it, but then I thought mono speedy before the impending price increase! So we went back to lv and made the exchange. I am so in love with my damier speedy 30, but this mono speedy 30 is also gorgeous! I'm speedy-crazy right now. So this is my last lv this year, I promise! Now my husband tells me he likes the mono speedy better than the damier. It is made in usa, I asked my SA if they had any france or spain, but he said they move so quickly, they don't have any others unless somebody makes a return. It's all good to me, I have bags from all 3. Here are pics of my new mono and both speedies together.