BV is slightly out of my budget. I guess £700 is abt the most i would spend. Also, I'm thinking of using it quite a lot, and I don't really want to pamper and worry abt the bag. I think i would be paranoid abt the woven leather on the bv just in case it starts fraying since i abuse my bag! it's on my want list though!Kat said:I'd definitely go for the Balenciaga if you want something practical. Bottega Veneta has some great hobo style bags too. They are definitely worth checking out. I have a ball bag that I love.