BV Lovers, talk to me about this bag...

prestwick

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Dec 30, 2007
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hi, off the top of my head this is what I remember about this bag..It is large, the color is called pergament, which you can see in the BV color thread under whites.. there is a metallic thread running through the braided strap as well as around the piping..the bag is at least 3 years old, possibly 4-5..I know there were wallets done in this color and pattern..maybe some others can chime in here....
 

boxermom

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Aug 26, 2006
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Good memory, prestwick! It's Cervo leather from the Spring-Summer 2007 collection. Color is Pergamena and retail was $3200.

I have a pair of BV flats in Pergamena and it's a nice creamy color. For myself, I know that a bag in this color would never stay clean. Maybe the braided handle would resist discoloration better than other style handles.

Since I'm frugal, to me $1800 is a lot for a 3 year old bag that isn't in mint condition, but it's always a personal opinion. I think it was overpriced to begin with back in 2007.
 

blugenie

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Feb 23, 2006
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I have a smaller shoulder bag in this braided cervo styling. The braided trim is a grey patent, and the pergamena color is slightly chalky with cool grey undertones instead of a creamy vanilla if that matters. Cervo seems more impervious to dirt than nappa - but I agree the price is high especially for the condition described - they do come along on occasion for substantially less. I also recall comments that this bag was quite over-sized even more than expected - some people can pull that off very well! Good luck!
 

boxermom

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Aug 26, 2006
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blugenie, it's interesting that Pergamena shows a different color in shoes v. bag. I suspect it has to do with the shoes being woven Nappa, and the bag is Cervo.

I haven't found dimensions for the bag, but in the catalog it's photographed next to a normal sized handbag and it does look very large. I wish the catalogs had measurements.
 

blugenie

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Feb 23, 2006
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boxermom interesting difference in the pergamena in nappa - I never got to see it. I realize I have a marmo nappa bag and they are almost identical shades with the cervo having a hint more grey. I love the styling of this hobo - so dramatic!
 
Sep 25, 2008
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Montreal
Ooooh, thanks for the replies! I agree that $1800 IS a lot for a 3 y.o. bag not in mint condition. I love it (a lot) but I'm going to need to find some pics or something with it next to a bag I'm familiar with, or being worn (there is a pic on an armless model - is that really how big it is or is that a small-scale model?). I'm 5 foot 5/small framed so I can't *easily* pull off those huuuge hobos. But. Darnit. I'm in love! And I do also love the colour. Oh. Dilemma.

Does anyone know if the website it's listed on (Annsfabfinds) barters? I'm thinking of offering a lower price...
 

blugenie

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Feb 23, 2006
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Ooh, I knew I could dredge up something! :biggrin: I was such a fan of this line I read all the threads... here's one about the bag from our dear catabie who is also 5'5" (but who was also 9-months wide at the time LOL!) Photos at the bottom of page 1. Keep in mind it appears the bag is empty which makes it look larger - it would look smaller weighted down and draped.

http://forum.purseblog.com/bottega-veneta/decision-decision-decision-help-183513.html

As for Ann's, I don't know if they generally barter but they did offer me a lower price once on an eBay listing that had ended unsold. It wouldn't hurt to ask since I think they will need to reduce it at some point.
 
Sep 25, 2008
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Montreal
Wow, thanks for the link, that bag IS huge. It's not huge enough to put me off completely but it is definitely making me think twice about the cost. I think I'll try offering a lower price. Thanks for all your help!!!