Louis Vuitton Icon Collection featuring the must-haves for the Fall/ Winter 2006-2007 Season Wednesday, October 11, 2006 Cocktail Reception 6:00pm-7:30pm Okay, I went last night and here's my report... What I wore: played it safe - black slacks, chocolate brown turtleneck, vintage LV scarf, black shawl, black high heels The bag I carried: Monogram Mini Josephine PM in khaki TST - she looked perfect with what I was wearing, debated about taking the Damier Belem PM What it was: Since LV is located in Holt Renfrew, they shut down the store for the evening and had security all over the place. Lots of waiters/waitresses walking around with mouthwatering platters of appetizers and desserts - also glasses upon glasses of champagne, white wine and Evian. It was like a giant shopping party - mostly ladies but a few men (including my DH!). The alcohol was divine and the food was superb! The bags: I was very disappointed that they did not clear some of the surrounding displays (Burberry, DKNY, Coach, etc.) and put out LVs for people to take a look at. All the bags were behind the counter as usual but there were six SAs and the SM available for assistance. The Mono Stephen was on display and I must say that I found it gigantic - the same size as my Mono Keepall 45! The featured bags in the showcases: Papillon, Alma, Speedy, Lockit, Damier Belem, Noe. There were also 6 miniatures bags for sale - at 1100CDN (roughly 970US) a pop (plus tax): mini Mono Mini Sac HL (too cute!), Damier Soho, can't remember the rest. According to the SA, there were only ten of the mini Sohos in all of Canada. What I bought: NOTHING! DH wanted to buy me something for my upcoming BD but I told him I was on a purse ban. I know, I'm nuts! But he insisted I take a look at the Mirroir Speedys when they come in - I think he is just as curious as I am about what they will look and feel like IRL. So we put my name down on the list for the silver and gold - the silver is by far the most popular for pre-orders at this time. I am also going to be getting a call when the Damier Azur line comes in - we're both nosy to see that one too! I did try out the Damier Alma as I happen to love the Alma shape and the Damier canvas. So that may be my next bag - it is so feminine and gorgeous! Other people's LVs: I saw the Mono Alma with a shoulder strap, Manhattan PM, Lockit Horiztonal, Popincourt Haut, Mono Deauville. I must say that I did not like the look of the Lockit Horizontal - the lady carried it on her shoulder and it fit well there and against the body, but the top was all smooshed down. It looked so soft and saggy you couldn't see the zipper. So that's my report! I'd go again just for the food and drink!