I was thrilled at the prospect of finding a Marc Jacobs python satchel for under $1500 until I realized the "python" on this bag is just printed on a quilted leather exterior. Oh well, c'est la vie. My disappointment has not diminished my enthusiasm for the Stardust Printed Python Rio Satchel. I still love the stud embellishments throughout as well as the multiple carrying options available with the design. In fact, my only pet peeve with this bag is, once again, that dumb padlock sitting needlessly on the front. Before everyone writes to tell me how cute the padlock is and how it doesn't really bother them, just know that it REALLY bothers me. Decorative elements are notoriously worthless, but padlocks are just ridiculous if they don't actually function as locks. Even with the pesky petite padlock, this bag is gorgeous. Pre-order the beige version (pictured) for $1395 via Saks.com.