It was sort of spur in the moment because I heard the price increase was going to happen REAL soon- and $300!?! So I wanted to buy it NOW! Haha so since I live in Connecticut, I called Neiman Marcus in Boston. TAX FREE!!!! I just paid for shipping..!! I ordered the EAST WEST flap in BLACK CAVIAR & with the black leather interwoven single strap~ =) AHHH.. I asked them to ship it later- because I wanted it to be my Christmas present .. so corny, I know. But yup!! I just wanted to share the exciting news- hopefully I can take pictures soon!!!