After finding an Andrew Marc at my local Marshalls yesterday, I decided to take a ride this afternoon & visit TJMaxx. There isn't one that close to me, but I've been hearing of some great finds there & figured if Marshalls had Andrew Marc, maybe I'll find something better at TJM - well, I FOUND SOMETHING BETTER!!! While looking through all the purse racks (and there were A LOT of bags to look thru!), I came across a couple of Michael Kors handbags - these were not the Michael by MK line, but rather his higher, couture line. They still had the original tags on them, which were approx $1400. I think TJM's prices were around $400. They were both large shoulder (hobo) bags - one was suede & one had fringe, but I wasn't really caring for them, until.... I found this bag stuck in between a couple lower priced bags. There were no tags on the bag other than TJM's pricetag which was $299. I looked inside but couldn't find a designer's name. I couldn't figure out who this designer could be (for $300) w/no nameplate or tag inside, when I noticed the Michael Kors nameplate on the outside of the bag. The bag is made of amazingly soft brown leather and lined with rich brown chocolate suede. There's even a small change purse that comes with the bag. I was really liking this bag. There were some minor scuffs on the outside, but I figured I could smooth those out w/a conditioner. They also had quite a few Cole Haan bags, including a couple of the Village Weave bags. I've actually been wanting one of those since I saw Kate Hudson carrying her CH Domed Satchel. They didn't have the domed satchel, but they did have a smaller shoulder bag and another larger bag that reminded me of an Anna Corinna style. I debated on both styles & decided on the shoulder bag. I put both bags on lay-away, along with a few clothing items I found (Vince tops - Luv Vince!!). When I got home I decided to do a little looking around. It turns out that the Michael Kors I got is a current style - selling at NM for $1195! It's the MK ID Chain Satchel bag: And this is the Cole Haan bag that I got: I am so excited and cannot wait to pick these bags up!! Both bags together totaled around $600 (the MK bag was $299, the CH $229). The MK bag is really a gorgeous looking bag! I totally would have loved this bag even if I had seen it at NM, Saks or Nordstroms. But to find it at TJMaxx - I hardly could believe it! I've heard some stories on TPF of people finding Isabella Fiore and even Marc by MJ at their local TJMaxx, but I never thought I'd get so lucky. I'm so glad I decided to make the trip today. I'll definitely be visiting this store on a more regular basis! Sorry for the length - but I just had to share. My DH and children just aren't interested & don't appreciate the bargain that I got!!!!