Hi I am new to the forum and have been wanting to get a patent coach forever! Now they aren't at the boutiques near me though. I'm left with 2 options and I dont know which is better. Can you help? I will be going to the Carlsbad Outlets in late march, would I be able to find one at that coach outlet at that time or would they likely be all gone? Or should I just buy one on eBay? I've never bought anything over $60 on eBay so Im a little nervous about it, but... it would let me get my purse sooner. I like the blue and the mahogany patent. Was there ever a purple patent though? I'm no expert on coach, but I thought I saw one in a magazine. Thank you so much for your advice!