Wow! We must have the same tast. I own the Betty hobo in Black and LOVE IT!!! I actually bought it in 2 other colors I liked it so much. I am now looking to purchase the Balenciaga day hobo in Black to have a little different black hobo. Diabro.net has the Black Balenciaga Day hobo for under $800. Contemplating it, but the Betty is fantastic!!!
Good luck, and sorry I couldn't give you a more definitive answer!!!
Wow that's a hard decision! I'm gonna have to say go with the Balenciaga. I used to be a Chloe girl and just recently came over to the bbag dark side. Although I really really like the Betty style, I have to agree with oogiewoogie that the Day looks cleaner. I could forsee getting the Betty zipper pulls caught on things, etc.
I've had the Betty before and own several Balenciagas.. personally, I'd go with the balenciaga because the leather is lighter and nicer IMO. I don't like how heavy and thick the Betty leather is... but then again, I'm not a Chloe person overall. The only advantage the Betty has IMO is the extra pockets on the outside.
Just wanted to throw in that the Betty Hobo is just as light, if not lighter than the Balenciaga. Chloe made the Betty in 2 different weights of leather, and the Hobo had the lighter leather. It weighs about a lb.......
My favorite bag ever is the Balenciaga Day, so I'm going with that! I have issues with remembering which things I put in which pockets, so the simpler style works better for me. Both bags are cute, though.