I've done a lot of searches on TPF about Paige, but wanted to get more specific info on this purse. From what I've read, she's a heavy bag, but I'm okay with that. I'm also tall (5' 9") so I don't think she would be too overwhelming.
My favorite Kooba is my java Paige. I have it in black also, but the java has such lovely leather. Very practical and roomy, I love to use it as hand luggage when travelling because I can cram so much into it including plenty of magazines.
Do you have a pic of the Java Paige? I'd love to see it.
I did make the plunge and bought a Paige in black. It's from 2006 so it has the wonderful thick leather and the suede lining I keep reading about on TPF. I looked at lots of Kooba bags on sale at Last Call and now understand the difference between the leathers and linings of the new bags compared to bags made in 2006. The new bags seem like they're an altogether different brand.
Your Java Paige is beautiful. I bet the characteristics of the leather are more visible with the brown as compared to the black.
I'm really loving my Paige. The leather is even thicker than most of my Coach Legacy leather bags, and that's pretty thick!
i have the kooba paige (well almost everything kooba) and it's great. it pairs well with everything and is great quality. go for it, it has edge without being overwhelming and i think it's a great all-seasons bag :)
I have a love affair going on with the Paige. It's a bourbon colored snakeskin beauty. I agree that the 2006 styles are such a higher quality than current styles. My one complaint is it's weight. When I have it filled (as I usually do, haha) it can be VERY heavy.