I bought this bag several weeks ago while vacationing in Italy and was thrilled to get it for so much less than it would have cost in the states.
My first Bauletto in the piccolo size: I don't know if this is a new color for fall or if this is one that never sold from the previous F/W. I didn't ask and I don't care because I had a serious need for this color in my handbag collection. The SA wrote down that the color is Caffe.
Thank you so much peachylv, LT bag lady, and Melora! I love how deep and rich the color is. I've been searching for a dark brown bag for a couple of years now, but nothing has ever won me over like this one.
Where did I buy it? Well, this is the part of the story that I'm not too proud of because, once again, I had a lapse in self control. I purchased a Birkin in March and promised my husband that there wouldn't be anymore handbag purchases this year. So, I avoided all shopping in the cities that we visited: Venice, Florence and Rome. I longingly walked past the windows of my favorite shops and I peeked, but did not go in.
Then, we're preparing to fly home from Rome and our gate ends up being right next to Tod's, Gucci, Hermes and Valentino. Oh no! With about 15 minutes to kill before boarding our flight home, I wander into the Tod's boutique just to browse...and the rest is history.
It would have been more memorable to have actually purchased it in Rome, rather than the Rome airport, but I did get the duty free price which I think was 200 euro less than in the city and about $600 less than the states. So, I got a great bag, at a great price and it will always remind me of one of the most fantastic trips I've ever taken.
Thank you!! I had some houseguests recently who were all forced to smell her beautiful leather. Everyone agreed that she smells heavenly. I think they were just humoring me with the smelling, but I think everyone thought it was a nice bag.