i saw this geren ford bag in another thread and totally fell in love...but when i saw the price: $998, i nearly fell out of my chair. then, in another forum, someone mentioned that it looks a lot like the marc by mj faridah bag: is it just me, or is anyone else astonished by how much "new" handbag designers are charging now? three years ago, i don't think geren ford would have priced this bag that high...and when the AC city tote first came out, the price was very reasonable, and the first chance she got, she raised the price (after the huge spike in demand). now, don't get me wrong, i am a firm believer in the laws of supply and demand, but it seems as if all reason has gone out the window with these new designers. gryson was the first one who really surprised me with their incredibly high prices for a brand new line.... honestly, if the geren ford bag was the same price as the mj, i would be tempted to get it over the mj, i just like it more and it's a little 'edgier,' but i don't see that the $1000 price tag is justified...now i may be totally wrong, i haven't seen it irl, but i'm just sayin... i LOVE smaller handbag designers, and try to support them as much as possible, but i also believe there is a way to treat your customers with respect... just my opinion...any other thoughts?