I've come to my fellow TpF members to help me with my tote craziness!!!
I thought forever that Gigi was my *HG*, and although I DO love her...I'm thinking the 08' Garcia leather legacy tote may suite me better in gray or black. I've also considered the legacy slim tote in black or a whiskey leather!!!
Have any of you gal's sold or returned Gigi and regretted it terribly? Also, I don't have issues with Gigi being too heavy, but maybe just a bit too deep!!!
I also want whatever bag I decide on to stand up on it's own.
I just need some help on this one...I'm afraid since I JUST let go of Leigh that saying good-bye to Gigi maybe too much for me to take!!!
I WELCOME any insite from anyone who owns any of the bags I've mentioned. I have a pic below of the legacy slim tote I'd be looking for. I'll try and find one of the 08' tote I'd be considering as well!!
Thanks in advance for helping me thru my madness!!!!
I sold Gigi, and didn't regret it personally! But I'm definitely in the minority that I'm not a huge fan of the Legacy leather to begin with. Like you, she was a bit too deep for me, and also heavy, and I just didn't have enough stuff to fill her up with! I'm afraid that you will regret it if you sell it though, because I know how much you were lusting after her forever! I wouldn't definitely give it a lot of thought before making your decision! Good luck!
I had 3 gigis and I sold 2, I have only my teal gigi left. I have 3 garcia 08 legacy bags, amathyst pilot bag, grey, parchment and love them all, they are lightweight and comfortable, roomy, and have a fantastic drop length, the only downside is the zipper is a pull apart, so a bit annoying doing it up all the time. If you see my newest reveal, I just got the 09 legacy and I love it. But it is very large too, but lighter leather like the garcia. But if the gigi is too large for you then I think this will be too.
In my opinion, the 08 legacy is almost perfect so would be a good choice and I use mine more than I ever did my gigis, so far I have had no problems with them. Hope this helps.
I have the 08 legacy tote in black.
I love that it has the hidden slip in pocket in the front! The breakaway zipper is both good and bad for me. Sometimes I don't mean to unzip it all the way but I recently got the Small Madison wallet and with my blindly feeling around for it since it's so PUNY!, the zipper unzips. The only reason this bothers me is I don't like walking around with my bag opened in a mall, and it's nearly impossible to zip it back with one hand.
Other than that I love that it breaks away though! It opens up completely for maximum room and access. I can freely stuff my jacket/hoodie inside or like today, my magazines and papers!
I've also read from others that the garcia leather for the tote kind of "pools" and doesn't stand it's own. When I first received mine I had no idea what they were talking about, it stayed its shape..and didn't seem very soft A week later (now) it's become more soft with wear and while it does slouch a bit (the top if not completely packed) when placed down, everything in the bag stays where it is though.
I also attached a pic of the top/inside/zipper of my bag I had on my comp.
Long reply! But I hope that helps
Thanks sooooooo much PWC & Kayyle!!! The pic's and info are very helpfull. Maybe I can just sell a bag or two (not including Gigi) and still pick one up in gray! I don't have a gray bag!! I don't think!?
I was able to find 2 Gigis (camel? and black) a few months ago. But after a couple of weeks of staring at them, I decided to return them both to the outlet. I found the Gigi just too heavy for me. I think I weighed it on my postal scale and it was almost 4 lbs empty.