oh my god...honestly, I am finding it so hard to type right now... I went to my local Neiman Marcus, and looked through their sale table to see if they had anything interesting...and I found a black Chloe Paddington Cross-Body...totally gorgeous, and totally on sale. The price was $1180, down from $1975. There was also an extra 25% off the bags on the sale table, which would bring it down to $868. I think to myself that it's a pretty good deal. (The bag in question below) However, there was a slight, nay, HUGE problem: the bag was missing the lock! The SA tells me that she will call the vendor to see if they can send a replacement lock, and that the lock would be sent to me for no extra charge. YET, If they cannot provide a new lock for the bag, she will give me an extra 10% off discount, which would put the bag down to about $796. Add a $50 gift card discount, and it goes down to about $750. I tell her ok, I'll buy the bag...and see what turns out with the whole lock problem next week. Afterwards, I go to Saks Fifth Avenue, and what do I see on the sale table? The SAME exact Chloe Paddington Cross-body bag, only in the Castor color (a gorgeous wine red color). I look at the price tag, it says $1800 without any markdown notes. I take it to the SA, and ask her to check the price for me and she tells me the bag is...$530!!!! She also mentioned that if I open a Saks account, I could get an extra 10% off, plus a $25 gift card, making the bag total to be $480!! Now, I have 2 chloe paddington cross-body's...and ideally i'd like to keep only 1. I absolutely LOVE both the colors...the black one is totally bad-ass rock 'n roll. The Castor is very lady-like, and is the epitome of "Chloe". There's no mistaking the Castor bag for anything else. However, the black one is significantly more expensive than the castor...I'm talking about a difference between $480 and $868, in addition to the possibility that a lock for the black one may not be supplied. While I would love to keep both, I don't *need* both. Honestly, I just don't know what to do. What do you think? Should I keep both? Should I take the black one, even though she may not be able to get me a new lock? How much are new locks anyway? I am thinking that the lock would be a lot more expensive than the $86 discount from the 10% savings. Personally, I think they should give me a discount equal to the price of the lock if they can't get me one... Thanks for listening to my bag soap opera...please let me know what you think I should do! P.S.- The SA from Saks said they have additional Paddington Cross-Bodys available for $530, in Castor and Nutmeg. Please PM me if you are interested in her contact information...I will supply you with the SKU so she can locate it for you.