Just thought I'd let everybody know I bought my first LV piece today...I got the Speedy 30 in Damier!! I bought it at Saks at Beachwood Place in Cleveland....from a very sweet and knowledgable SA named Somer. She was really friendly, and asked me right away if I needed help. It wasn't very crowded at the time, just one other customer.....I would have no problem going back to her again. By the way, very soon the LV boutique at this Saks is expanding to a new space in the store, and will carry shoes as well, if anyone lives or shops in that area. Of course, the transaction was made easier because I pretty much knew what I wanted....I tried the Mono Speedy 30 first, but knowing me and my tendency to drop and spill often, I thought the Damier was a more practical choice for me. Plus, it's beautiful!! I made sure to ask for a new bag, and not just accept the display model....although there was no plastic on the handles, my bag was "collapsed" in the dustbag and I did get a lock as well, but no box. Is that normal for Saks LV purchases? Also, I was wondering, since it appeared the bag was brand new and was folded or "collapsed" when the SA brought it out..I do see a crease in the canvas on the outside, and I can also feel it from the inside. Is this normal for a brand new Speedy that has been folded, and will it fall out over time? You can't really see it due to the Damier, but I know its there, and just want to make sure it'll either fall out with use or look less obvious as the bag is filled..if anyone could advise!! All in all, it was a fabulous experience...I walked in mostly to look and compare the 25 and 30..but once I touched that Damier 30....it was all over!! I was so happy that I was literally shaking with anticipation and nerves, even AFTER I made the purchase!! I absolutely adore it!