I don't know if it was because Emmy was sending me positive thoughts OR WHAT, but I found my black zip clutch with silver hardware on eBay! I have my maroon zip clutch to compare it (looks great!), her feedback is perfect, she's been on eBay for nearly 7 years...so I have no reason to think it is fake. I was really prepared to pay full price for one, and while this is still a lot of money, it's still much cheaper than a new one! WOOHOO! I am so excited...I can't believe it!