I got this bag for Christmas in juniper. I wasnt really feeling the color, and realized I didnt have a black leather bag, so I exchanged it for the black. Since then I've purchased two black bags that I like better so this and the matching wristlet are going back for a merch credit. Maybe I'll check out the new Legacy stuff when it comes out, but I dont think I want it in patent. I have the pond ergo in patent - thats probably enough patent for one season! Fortunately I keep all of my receipts because I know these bags are at the outlets already.