Hi! JCMadison.com has it on sale for $476.00. There's no tax or shipping and their customer service people are very nice.
Just wanted to let you know that this particular color/treament of Kooba leather STAINS very easily! The Desert is beautiful, yes. But, the bag will look terrible only after a few weeks of use.
My friend's stained in several places on the first day of being carefully carried! Thank goodness she purchased it from Bloomingdales, and they accepted the return.
I don't know, I pretreated mine and haven't had any staining at all... did your friend pretreat it?
No~~she was afraid to ruin the color or texture of the leather. What did you use to pretreat yours with?
Hi! Since I just recently began buying better bags, know very little about these sorts of things, and am quite a slob, I relied on recommendations on this site for the Shining Monkey spray (before all the controversy) and must say that it's worked very well on all of my new bags - it's even kept my white IF stain-free (which is quite a challenge!). The real bag people, though, seem to use the Appleguard, which I'll try when I'm out of the Shining Monkey.
Thanks everyone it was for a friend. She bought one on ebay
I'd bought one on ebay, too, only it was fake (which is how I found JCMadison and this forum and now have a real one!). Hope that she has better luck than I did!