If you visit the Marc Jacobs forum, you probably read about the Marc Jacobs hobo that came to me with a defective strap. Otherwise, the thread is here: http://forum.purseblog.com/marc-jacobs/so-disappointed-my-first-mj-bag-came-defective-169085.html To make up for the disappointment, I was looking for something in the same price range. With shipping and handling, I paid about $570 for the hobo. With that in mind, I ordered my first LV handbag...the Neverfull PM! I took advantage of Elux's free shipping. I can't wait to get it!