Some of you may remember that I have been lusting after the small Quilted Bowler in regular leather for a REALLY long time. I had initially purchased it from eBay, only to find out that it was a really good fake: http://forum.purseblog.com/marc-jacobs/i-now-think-my-quilted-bowler-very-good-71891.html?highlight=suli+fake It was an enormously agonizing situation. When the issue finally got resolved and I was ready to buy it again, the bowlers were completely sold out. Then, earlier this year, someone posted that NM had one on sale and when I clicked on the link, again, the bowler was sold out. I bookmarked the page, refreshing it when I could (this bookmarking comes into play later...) hoping that someone would return it. By chance this past weekend, I went to Saks in Chevy Chase, MD to return some Marc shoes that I ordered which were too big. I strolled into the handbag section and there is was - the bowler! They actually had both the black and bronze bowler. I immediately grabbed the bag, and noticed that it was still regular price. I've spent so much money on bags in the last few months (let's see...I purchased two Balenciagas, a Gryson, and a LV Damier Speedy...eek!) that I couldn't justify buying it at regular price knowing that it had gone on sale. So, I put it back on the shelf and walked away. However, I couldn't stop thinking about it all day yesterday and this morning, I called and spoke with a SA about the bag. I told him about how it went on sale and I missed out on it. He told me he would check with their buyer about it and get back to me, and asked me to send him the link for the bag on NM's website. He called me back and said that they never got word to place the bag on sale, but that he would honor the price! So, I immediately purchased it over the phone, and I hope to pick it up tomorrow! My grand total - $488 plus 5% tax, almost 50% off the $975 retail! While I know it's not the best MJ deal ever, it's definitely the best MJ deal I've had EVER.