Hi nlichtman, I've always found JL very helpful. If there is something that they normally stock just phone them up and ask if they can do a search of stock availability in all their stores for you - it helps if you know the stock number. I've just received two pairs of boots from them by doing that and they were on sale
My sister had the hayden shoulder in the bronze colour and I admired it. I found out she had bought it from JL so rang them up and they could not have been more helpful (I didn't even call it bronze, I said it was a shimmery gold colour!) They found the item number and did a search of the stores to find out who stocked it.
I rang the branch in question and they posted out to me free of charge, beautifully packed. I was so impressed with the service they gave, especially when I gave them such vague information to begin with.
N, sorry to enable, but the tan is the best colour anyhow for the hobo!!! Honestly, it works with everything, and somehow looks even more expensive than the black in Mitzy so I would not hesitate to say go for it!
Its one of the best bags EVER !!!!!! and I love it with jeans etc ...... go for it