I am sure all of you BV lovers can relate to my complete and total feeling of excitement and happiness.....all I can say is YAY!!!! FINALLY!!!!! I landed in Hawaii and practically headed straight for BV. I am SO glad I waited to try bags on as I found the Sloane, while incredibly beautiful (they had it in ferro....swoon!), way too bulky and cumbersome for me. I looked at all the colors, tried on lots of bags and just enjoyed looking at everything. I even looked at the exotic skin bags, even though I had less than no intention of buying anything in ostrich or python. They were fun to look at though. I even tried on jewelry, shoes and sunglasses. Hey, I was there so I figured why not??? My SA was really SO very nice and helpfully showed me anything I wanted to see. In the end, I played it somewhat safe and went with a medium veneta in ebano....what a GORGEOUS color, especially in person. I can see why it is a classic. I wavered between the nero and ebano but that warm brown just called to me so I took it. I also bought 2 wallets!!!! A large zip-around wallet, also in ebano, and a smaller one in a color that is exclusive to Hawaii (I am not sure of the name but will see if I can find it somewhere) which is a metallic silvery color - totally beautiful. I also took note of an amazing silver bangle bracelet that is actually woven strips of silver, NOT stamped...my birthday is at the end of Jan so I oh-so-helpfully "suggested" it to my husband. I totally adore all my purchases and they are worth all the waitng I did!!! BTW, I also saw the ottone....OMG, I LOVE it!!!!! I would love to get something in that, but I will have to control myself for now. It is simply amazing IRL. I am going to take pics right now of my things and post pics today!