Hmmmm ... well, how well "Bal-educated" is this S/A? Reason why I ask ... she may be referring to the increase that occurred in November (at least that's what I'm hoping!).
Last week when I was in Barneys, I was looking at the B-Bags (of course) and the leather was just not up to my standards. When I looked at the price tag, I thought ... "man, am I ever glad that I bought my oldies when I did ... they are FAR SUPERIOR!". As "LovelyGarments" said, if they indeed are raising their prices in this economic climate, they are truly *DUMB-A@@* !!