so i took the plunge. i purchased the seventies satchel from Saks off 5th this afternoon, for $654! i had the 30% off coupon, plus i got an additional 10% off for signing up for the Saks credit card (i finally got a credit card btw!). they had plenty of them left, if anyone else is interested! im at work right now, and one of my co-workers decided to model my new baby!