In a moment of delirium I ordered the Botkier Clyde Tote from NM in pewter. It was on sale and much less than I had planned to spend but I thought I would give it a try seeing how much so many ladies seem to love this brand. Maybe it is a generational thing (I'm 43) but boy am I disappointed with the bag I recieved today. The quality of the leather is flimsy as is the hardware...needless to say it is going back. Am I missing something here? Is there no decent bag under $1,000??? I guess you get what you pay for. Any thoughts on a metallic (but not LV)?