I have the Same bag with the brunito hardware - thats why I was wondering about the gold.
I was told the gold is discontinued...
I got it at the Bottega Veneta store in Natick, MA. This was their last Ebano Veneta with gold hardware. I actually ended up exchanging it because this one had a glue spot on the leather which bothered me, so my new one has the brunito hardware.
I love the brunito as well - I think its much more understated and modern, especially combined with the ebano!
Me too! To be honest, I snapped up the gold hardware because they told me it was being discontinued... and I didn't want to regret missing out! The leather was much softer, too, which may have been from being older/on display. The brunito is definitely growing on me!
It's beautiful. I've been ogling BV's for the past year, but having my own is probably a long way down the road...especially in the large size. Love yours! It's exactly the style and color I would get.