I was absent the past few days, because I visited the town I attended college in, to visit some friends and do some uni-related stuff. The town has a LV boutique, and for the past year I was a very steady and regular customer. Most s.a.s knew my name, offered me drinks and gave me catalogues without me asking for them. Anyway, on Tuesday I went to the boutique again and asked for my favourite s.a. - the deputy shop manager- the gorgeous and friendly Ms. Lovely. When she saw me, she greeted my warmly and helped me with my purchase. Much more interesting than what I bought, a Damier Canvas Ludlow, is the news she shared with me. Ms. Lovely knows that I know a lot about LV and she likes to give me hints about behind-the-scene news. The Neverfull has been the biggest hit LV has had for quite some time. It is constantly sold out and LV is very happy about the fact. Its idea of creating an affordable entry-level bag paid off big time. However, according to some, the Neverfull is not only one of the cheapest but also most useless LV bags. I was made aware of its lack of distinctive features and possible flaws. I was also told that the main target audience for the bag, young women that usually cannot afford LV came aflocking, glad to finally be able to afford a (big) piece of Mono Canvas. Suhali Verone: LV predicts a huge success for the bags in this colour, especially the Lock-it. Apparently LV thinks Verone will be one of the it-colours of the fall season. Degrade line: the line has created a major buzz among LV customers and the waiting lists for the not-exoctics bags are long. Especially the Speedy is in high demand, but LV won't increase its production. Which means: the Degrade line is quite, if not very, limited and many will be disappointed because they won't be getting a bag. But at least they will enter the boutiques any maybe fall in love with another, not-limited item. Monogram Bequia: made to order, so far only one bag has been ordered and sold at my boutique. The Bequia leather trim is supposed to be stunning, as Ms. Lovely used quite a lot of superlatives to describe it. Olympe Line Part II: Another string of superlatives was used to describe the two grey Olympe bags. LV is sure they will sell out as well, especially since the Ecru bags were a spring-summer hit. What I saw: Waterproof Keepall: sorry I hated the black plastic trim, so It did nothing for me. Exotic Marilyn bags: I posted about those two bags before, LV hoped to sell the bags to two young and wealthy girls in my town, but apparently the sale did not go through. The two bags are still there and will serve as display pieces. It is a pity, because they are very very pretty. Denim Neo Cabby: I saw no black Denim version, as that is sold out, but I did not really fancy the blue one. Exotic LV: as many of you know it is possible to special order LV bags in exotic skins like ostrich and crocodile/alligator. Not many do that, as people prefer to go to Hermes for their exotic purchases. Anyways, my boutique has two new exotic bags on display: a mini Alma in grey/violet croc and a L'Aimable in orange shiny croc with gold hardware. New LV belts: I saw the new women's belts, those with the thin strap and the new Louis Vuitton signature buckle. Very pretty, very girly.