Recently, I took a short work related trip to Oregon, better known as "land of no sales tax and place to shop til you drop." Thanks to blugenie, I found a store that carries BV in Oregon. I came home with some goodies, but had to wait for my BIG goodie which came at long last this past Monday. For the first time in my shopping career, I almost had to another woman for this bag...one of the SA's had this bag on hold for a wealthy client for almost a month which was a no-no, so when I saw it and said "I want it!" there was a bit of scurrying around to first locate this SA and second locate this client who was out of town. They managed to get her into the store the day I was flying out in order to get a decision out of her. There was much apologizing to me about the bag being on hold for so long, but the general consensus was that this valued client really wanted the bag. So, I loaded up and headed home, thinking I would call Saks to see if they still had this bag, bummed because of the sales tax I would have to pay. Lo and behold, on a layover on my flight home, I get a call from the SA saying that the bag was mine!!!! Of course, after I got done dancing in the aisle on the plane, I had to call DH to say that the bag I've been eyeing became available to me long before I had saved up enough $$! I was surprised to hear him say "I'll buy it and you pay me back later", because he has always maintained that I can buy whatever I want as long as I have money saved up for it. So...long story short, I am deeply in debt to the Bank of DH, but currently in possession of my lovely Ferro Roma The color in the third picture is more accurate, not as blue as the first two. Can you see the sparkle in the leather? Totally worth being in debt and on purse ban!