I know there have been several "negative" threads about Banana Republic in general, but I wanted to post a positive one for a change. I just purchased the Fillmore deep satchel in patent leather PLUM color - it's a new color, not on the site yet. Here's an eBay link to it for reference (until I get my own pictures up): http://cgi.ebay.com/Banana-Republic-PLUM-Fillmore-Deep-Satchel-bag-purse_W0QQitemZ220161535725QQihZ012QQcategoryZ63852QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem (Pictures culled from that auction) I have to say, it's been years since I've purchased such an inexpensive bag (I'm sorry if this comes off the wrong way). This bag retailed for $198, BUT apparently, there was a promotion this past weekend where if you use your BR card, you get 40% off of all handbags! I was prepared to purchase it at regular price, so imagine how pleasantly surprised I was to have it for 40% off! Anyway, I need to gush about the quality of this bag. The patent leather is very lush and thick - not at all hard or stiff. The quality reminds me of the YSL trubite tote in Plum that I purchased this past summer (but returned because I couldn't justify keeping a $900 bag in a color that I was unsure of). The BR bag has the same patent leather feel as the YSL. Overall, the bag feels very substantial and well-made. The chain with the bag is also detachable and has a nice weight to it. Inside the bag, there are nice compartments and a key fob. It also comes with its own dustbag! So, I just want to let everyone know to not hesistate buying a BR bag. They really are very well-made. And, if you are lucky, there are deals waiting to be had on them. Thanks for reading!