So after lurking and lurking I am finally posting...I need help. I am hoping to purchase my first BV. I love the classic good looks, craftsmanship and appreciate the modern styling. I need a bag for day (work, kid, etc). One that will be timeless and I could use for a couple of years. My problem is which one. A little background...I am 5'11. So I can wear a large bag comfortably. I am not a serial bag buyer. I own one "nice" bag (LV epi/sm. box style-don't know the name ) and my "baby" bag is from Cole Haan. My DH doesn't get the whole bag-thing and squauks at the large price tag. With that said. I think the hand-craftsmanship and quality leather warrants the $$$ so I am determined to get one. I think I narrowed it down to either the large veneta or large campana. Now one of my problems is I the ferro color. And from what I understand the campana doesn't come in ferro. Can a bag be special ordered in a color it wasn't released in and if so is there a big markup? I also like the carmino, ebano and nero colors, but I swoon over ferro. Do you think ferro will stand the test of time or should I stick with brn or blk? I love the 2-handle ease of the campana, but the price difference is significant and may be a deal breaker for my DH. What's a girl to do? HELP!