Ok, as a number of you know, I've been waiting for my orange ball bag to arrive. It arrived tonight, but unfortunately, it has a pen mark that's about two inches long on it... I won't be able to track another one down since it's the last one with NM and BV sold out months ago (It's a purse from the fall). I paid full price ($1880) and realistically, I doubt customer service will give me more than 10% off. I also caved in and got a MJ Stam in the Icy Taupe leather from Nordstrom ($1200). I've never seen the purse in person, so I could end up hating it. And I'm on a waiting list for a medium sized tan leather/black patent Fend B. Bag. Then in the meantime, I've had my eye on either a Speedy 30 ($560) or Popincourt ($685) from LV--I don't own any LV... And I discovered this potential replacement ($398) for the BV that's SIGNIFICANTLY less $$. http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/editprod.jhtml?commerceItemId=ci126400000005&itemId=prod25910096&suiteId=&cmCat=cat000000cat000141cat000258cat7370748cat7370753 So... Since I have a practical streak in me, I'm starting to rethink things... I'm not going to factor in the B. Bag since my opinion of it changes day to day--I think it's just a purse I really need to see in person. So here are some options--ANY input would be REALLY appreciated. 1) Keep the BV and the Stam--forget about the other purses. Total spent ($3k--YIKES) This is the most UNREALISTIC option, lol. 2) Return the BV cause the pen mark does bug.... Maybe I'll like the Stam, so I keep it. Get the Ellen Tracy as a BV replacement--forget about all others. ($1500) 3) Return the BV, pass on the Stam. Go with the Ellen Tracy and an LV (about $1100) 4) Return the BV, keep the Stam and get an LV. ($2k) 5) Keep the BV and forget all about the other purses. ($1880). Think about getting an LV in the future. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE INPUT. Sorry about the lengthy post.