personally, i would go with the black leather. i know patent is the thing right now, but i think i would get sick of it very soon. also, the lines of the bag are very classy and i don't think patent leather fits the style!
but in the end, if you really love the patent and that's what you want...go for it!
^ i have both black matte calfskin & patent. honestly, i use the patent more because it adds more dimension to my outfits. the matte is much more low key.
also the patent is surprisingly low maintenance...doesn't scratch at all...it does get fingerprints but it's washed/wrinkled so it's not as obvious as a smooth patent. and since the leather is coated in plastic, it's perfect to use even if it's raining. i use my patent as a toss-it-around, everyday tote. i love it.
there is a receipt but I'm still not sure...if they guarantee $ back maybe it might be worth a shot. Barneys still has the maxi (large) in black but not w/the gunmetal hardware, w/the gold hardware. I would buy safely through Barneys first if I had the choice.
Hi there, I am just looking to see because I have an authentic brown medium nightingale which I was hoping to sell on eBay. The reason I am looking is because I didnty know fakes existed and I will be bogged down with authenticity questions. Is there a sure sign of authenticity I could photograph if I do sell? Thanks