I'm in serious need of some good advice. I'm trying to buy my first Bbag, but it isn't as easy as I thought it would be. Actually it's driving me nuts!! I have a few options, I want a City in black or some bordeaux/grenat colour. Of course, I want it to be smooth and soft but also a little bit distressed. I have contacted SO many stores around Europe AND the US and have only gotten a few answers so far. I have a few options, all three stores will help me pick the kind of leather I like, two of them will send me pictures of the actual bag I'm buying, but all of them have a few downsides: LVR- until the new collection comes in they have no black and the leather on their current grenats isn't they way I like it to be Printemps Paris- won't send me pictures of the bag but have black in stock Aloha Rag- pricey with the added tax and I have a hard time getting through to them via email, plus I still don't know if they have any black left What should I do? Wait until LVR gets new black bags? Hope and pray that the Printemps SA is trustworthy and picks out a bag I'm going to like? Or pay tax buying from Aloha Rag? I've also seen some great-looking bags on ebay, but the tax is an issue there too of course, and it would be nice to get a brand new bag (since it's my first bbag purchase) It might not seem a big deal, but I'm going crazy waiting and thinking about it! I would be so grateful if you could give me your opinions on this!