is there a difference? I am looking at the patent ring bag at Saks. I don't want to pay 1,800.00 for it if it wears funny or is uncomfortable to carry. I just got the ring bag at NM for 1,039.00. I will stick with this one depending on the responses I get. Please chime in if you have patent by Choo. I am just curious with regard to the LP or plain old patent for future reference. I have a feeling this is my first Choo - but not my last! TIA!!!!