I wish to share the story of my friend's first Vuitton bag 30 some odd years ago. She happened into the Vuitton store and saw the bag she could not resist-a monogram canvas Petite Bucket-with the whopping price tag of $90. It was the most expensive bag she had ever seen let alone dare to own. The purchase transpired...she left the store with complete elation mixed with trepidation regarding her husband's reaction. At home...he saw the bag and asked "How much?" "$90! How could you spend $90 on a purse!" Keep in mind back then, a loaf of bread could be had for 35 cents. He packed up the Petite Bucket with all it's wrappings and marched back to the store for a return. Well...the SA must have been very good at her job. When he returned home, not only was he carrying the Petite Bucket, but he also had a ladies wallet to match. My friend happily used that one bag day and night for the next 3 1/2 years. It had become quite worn; she had Vuitton repair/refurbish it and it was returned looking good as new. In the past, Vuitton did this service free of charge for their clients. She still has that bag to this day...among her now bigger collection. And of course...she still has her Dear Husband.