thanks to the lovely lizcordova who steered me in the direction of one on eBay! my best offer of $275 (plus shipping) was accepted! so, kiddos, that is $290 for the purse i have been LUSTING over for months!!! (and the justification, to elongreach: i SAVED money by buying on eBay, since i was going to get it anyways. so there. ) and now i can die a happy woman and complete. just please bury me with my mia. join me in a happy dance, will you?! is indeed a day of celebrating!