in searching online for a quilted blake, i found an old webpage for NM.com that had the white one on sale for $840, but it was sold out already (of course). so i'm hoping i might be able to find other quilted blakes on sale somewhere else. i've seen a taupe one on eBay that i'm considering, but i'm willing to wait if you think they'll eventually go on sale. i'm looking for the almond one as my first choice (or perhaps whisky). i'll be traveling to japan and hawaii this year, if you think those are better places to buy a purse. i live in LA, but i'm not super close to any stores that carry MJ, besides Nordstrom (and i haven't seen any blakes there). any advice would be appreciated. thank you!