While selling our collection on 5th Ave in NYC an 18-year-old young lady shopping with her father approached us to ask about our handbags. The discussion began giving her background knowledge on W. H. Petronela explaining how and why we got started and that our skins come from all over the world. She immediately had her eye on a beautiful navy-blue crocodile tote. Her birthday gift from her father was a shopping day in NYC to find that perfect keepsake handbag! This was her very first stop and her goal was to shop with her father at every store on 5th avenue. We wished her a Happy Birthday and a happy shopping day. Off they went to begin their search for the “Birthday” handbag. In between waiting on customers, we reminisced about our own wonderful fathers and how blessed we were to have such wonderful families! Several hours passed and suddenly they appeared to purchase the tote. We were thrilled that she selected our bag above all the other designer handbags on 5th Avenue! Wow, the highest compliment in our eyes! She did have one request for us to sign the inside of the handbag. Sorry to say we did not have a pen that would work so we signed the purse tag with a special Happy Birthday message and a goodbye hug. What a special memory for us one we will never forget!