I'm so happy you guys enjoyed working with Bea. I am quite fond of her, and have used her extensively. The bag and wallet look great. I believe she still works in plain site, and I think she has a little help, but not much. Maybe a person or two, all trained by her. She is very (and rightfully) proud of the edging. I've seen her do it. It is an extensive job. +1. Having seen the Hermes Verlan men's tote in AW2007, which is somewhat similar to this bag in terms of style/size, though considerably less complicated (the interior was basically just an open, space with no pockets or contrast-leather lining), it was $7800. This bag from Hermes would easily be north of $9,000, without the bespoke/custom details, the choice of leathers, or the one-on-one personal service. For 1/3 of that, all together, I think anybody would be nuts to go with Hermes over Bea, unless they are just enamored with that tiny 12-point gold font saying "Hermes Paris". Really, LV wants more than this one for their full-leather totes, as does Valextra, and they are glued together with machine stitching, and with inferior hides. Seriously, folk, if you are considering spending $3000+ or so on a "lifetime" piece, talk to Bea. Don't blow it at Bottega Veneta or Dunhill.