A newbie would appreciate some advice! After spending a few months researching designers and styles, I've fallen in love with the Quilted Bay (picture borrowed from Diabro.net). I prefer the bag in black but am open to other neutral colors. I really want this to be a bag I carry for years!
I'm a hardcore bargain hunter, though, so I want to get this bag for the best price possible. I came really close to buying it during NM's Private Sale - I must have stopped by the Chloe display 4 times that day - but hoped I could do better than 30% off (especially since we have 8% sales tax here). Any recommendations for shopping strategies and stores to watch? I'd prefer to buy from an authorized retailer instead of eBay. Do you think I run the risk of having the bag sell out if I wait for it to get down to the 50% off price range? Any advice appreciated!