Patent leather needs care. While it's usually a good leather day to day to night bag and can be used it a lot without being too 'precious', be careful how you store it as the plastic coating can do all kinds of funny things if stored for a long time in imperfect conditions.
Very cute bag
Eek! I really don't like their patent leather handbags. They look alright, but just remember when you open and close the bag, it's a bit sticky. Caviar is actually much easier to maintain than the patent!^^ It's very pretty, though I'm anal when it comes to black patent leather showing my fingerprints..but that's just me. If you like it then you should get it. But also since you mentioned caviar leather is hard to maintain, trust me, caviar is sooo easy to maintain. So my point, include that as an option