They are such a fashion symbol that there are a high number of counterfeits within the market today,The original designer developed luggage for travelers in Paris starting in the early 1800 Now I know why you kept telling me to come and see the garden in the summer instead of as usual on Christmas. Although I must say it is a pleasure to see it in any season. Not only the plants but landscaping and presentation are first class (you'd be in tears walking through my jungle). I hope the Braheas, especially B. armata will work in PNW in the long term. Regarding B armata, it was probably a good idea to start with a larger plant in this climate. They look good and growing. Thanks Jeff.