Well, if patience is a virtue, I am officially virtue-less! I swear, I have the patience of a gnat. I HAD to have this bag and so it is now on it's way to me! http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod35750461&parentId=cat11120738&masterId=cat000226&index=16&cmCat=cat000000cat000141cat000149cat000226cat11120738 I looove the bag, I didn't want to have to wait for a sale only to find that I was too late and it was sold out, and since there is no NM in CT. there was no sales tax and I got free shipping! Yeah, that makes it a steal! Oh, but the best part? NO CUSTOMS!!!!! I'll be sure to post photos on her arrival and let you know if the weeks of coveting this bag have been worth it! And now I'm off to pick up a copy of Webster's dictionary to look up the phrase "purse ban".