My SA rang today. Good news is the Ottone Cabat has arrived at the store. Bad news is, the medium size Cabat is now S$9k plus (~US$6k plus) which means it has gone up by more than S$2,000 (~ US$1,400), an increase of nearly 30%!!! I am actually interested in the mini (Asian) sized and the stock is not in yet but the SA warned me to expect the same percentage (or thereabouts) of price hike. He said the reason is that the colour is hard to handle/dye and on goat skin nonetheless. The higher price was not anticipated, so I was shocked to say the least, esp at the incremental amount. Oh my, that's about the price of a Hermes Kelly!