Brand New 08 Black City or Pre-Loved 05 Black City??

Adel'le

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Hi,
I am looking forward to have my 1st Black City and I am stucked somewhere..I am not sure whether to get a brand new 08 Black City or Pre-Loved 05 Black City which is $140 more..

Appreciate some advise...
 

Jira

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Dec 21, 2007
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This should probably go in the shopping section.

How's the condition of the '05? If excellent, then I'd go for it. If not, I'd choose the 08. Good luck!
 

lovely64

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Nov 17, 2006
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Easy pick for me...I only have -05 bags and earlier years and the leather on those are gorgeous! I have yet to see an -05 with non-yummy leather:drool: I´d say go for the -05 unless it´s totally worn to pieces of course:P

Kat:heart:
 

orinoco

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07 and 08's been excellent so far... even dubbed as the 'new 05', so i would definitely go with brand new!! :yes: nothing like breaking in the bag yourself... + it's even cheaper!!
 

pluiee

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Mar 3, 2007
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if it's in good condition, definitely the 05. the 05 black city is amazing, the leather quality is brilliant and buttery and above all, it is consistent. nowadays bag quality varies a lot by bag. my 05 black city is still jet black while my 07 black day has already started to fade.
 

aaallabama

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if it's in good condition, definitely the 05. the 05 black city is amazing, the leather quality is brilliant and buttery and above all, it is consistent. nowadays bag quality varies a lot by bag. my 05 black city is still jet black while my 07 black day has already started to fade.
^^ ITA!!! :tup:
 

lizziecat

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I've got a new 08 Black City and it is wonderful. Thick smooshy leather. Certainly worth serious consideration, but I can also understand the pull to an 05 bag.
 

HandbagAngel

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I'd go by their condition. If the 2005 Black is in excellent to mint condition, I will pick 05 instead of 08; otherwise I will go with 08.