I'm doomed. my H obsession grows with each day. Am now convinced I need a black box kelly as my next bag. My sister has been waiting for over a year "on the list" at our local store, so I know getting a new one won't be easy. I see a few up for sale on the Internet, which is tempting. If you bought vintage, why? because you liked the concept/patina? or would you have preferred new, but didn't want to wait? have you been pleased with the quality? how can you tell if you're getting a "good deal"?