Disclaimer: I own a bunch of Hermes in the forms of three regular scarves, three pocket squares, a Twilly scarf, three keyrings and three enamel bracelets but... LV is a bargain compared to Hermes! I bought my first Hermes scarf 16 years ago when they were $125, and now they're $320 with an expected price increase coming shortly. How high can they go? And how high can they go when most of the designs aren't that spectacular artistically? Ferragamo is CHEAP at $220, and they have some stunning designs. I started with the fruit keyrings in 2002 at $75, and they're now $115. Ouch. Wallets have gone up practically 100% in just a few years as well. I've been looking at the bags, and they're so not worth what they cost. They won't last any longer than any other leather handbag on the market, and I can't be the only one who thinks an open Birkin or Kelly is kind of ugly. After examining one at my local store, they weren't so perfectly crafted that you can say they're markedly better than the next guy. I always admired the Bolide from a distance, and I'm not a satchel woman so I never really bothered, but I have to wonder what you get for that price tag. It certainly isn't a unique bag that took longer than average to manufacture. I know we always hear the hue and cry that LV is just plastic and such, but I can bet any LV I own will outlast the average Hermes, and at those prices, the cost per wear/use gets super high. I paid $175 for my LV wallet, and it still looks new all these years later. If I splurged on an Hermes, I'd be willing to bet it would show wear within a year, and I'd only have to replace it a few years down the road if I used it on a daily basis. LV's price increases are bothersome, but I know the regular lines will last, and they're definitely a bargain when you think of what Hermes charges now and what they'll be charging years down the road. Why do I bother looking elsewhere when LV makes a superior product?