I was calling around a few outlet stores and found this exact same bag for about 35% off (not the greatest markdown, I know) -- I've seen this style on ebay a couple of times in Mocassin and have taken quite a liking to it (this was originally released during the period of my life when MJ bags were out of the question, so I didn't always follow the new styles so I've only learned of it a few months ago!)
I did a search and found a few old posts about this bag and from what I can tell it seems that it was pretty HTF and sold out very fast -- I'm actually surprised to have found this style now (I called a few other stores hoping for another color, but there's only this one). I'm actually thinking about getting it -- I would return the YSL Downtown bag that I bought a whim (see Sorry, I Cheated thread) and have to pay a little bit more, but I think it might be worth it.
What do you guys think? Is this worth returning the Downtown for and getting instead or should I just keep the Downtown Tote and forget about this and keep my focus on the new f/w bags?
I'd also love to hear from those of you who own this bag -- does it carry well? I'm not worried about weight. As most of you know, I'm a HUGE stam fan and the weight does not bother me. One thing that does is that I read one post where someone said that when you use the chain, the handles don't fall nicely down to the sides of the bag -- is this true, or as the leather softens do they start to give and fall a little easier?
here are a few older posts about this bag as well as a pic from a few PF members (ironically, in the same Eggshell color!
p.s. yes -- I know it's white and I don't normally do white bags, however, my YSL Downtown is also white so it's like an even trade!!! Plus, I really LOVE the brown trim on this bag!!