I was faced with a VERY tough shopping dilemma yesterday. I had to painfully choose between two gorgeous PURPLE bags :( Toughest decision EVER...
Balenciaga Giant Brief in Violet Sapphire with gold hardware (shown above with silver hardware)
Pros: very cute shape and who can say no to that gorgeous color?
Cons: heavy, trendy
Then of course there was this...
Bottega Veneta Campana (large) in Turbulence (shown above in small)
Pros: BUTTERY soft leather, classic and timeless elegance
Cons: compared to the Violet Sapphire of Balenciaga, the BV Turbulence is a bit dull
Verdict: While the color of the Balenciaga is hard to beat, the leather just doesn't compare to BV. When I tried on the Giant Brief, the outward appearance I loved but when I tried on the Campana, the overall feel was heavenly. In my perfect world, I would get both but as DZ reminded me, I do not need four purple bags :( So with a heavy heart, I chose the Campana. Only theres a twist. The small size is a bit dinky so I had to special order the Campana in the large size. It'll cost me about 20-30% more but I'll be one of the few, if not the only person, with a large Campana in Turbulence :)