Indecisive again! Campana or Veneta?

crazybagfan

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I know this topic had been discussed many times before. I also feel that (maybe I'm wrong!) Veneta bag tends to get more attention and reveal here. It seems like it's more popular? However I still can't decide which suite me better! Initially I set my mind on medium campana. Today I went to try on it personally. I feel that medium campana is a bit small (not as big as I think). There is one large campana in dark green on sales, however it looks too big on me as I'm only 156cm tall! Then I try on the large Veneta and surprisingly it's very comfy on my shoulder, although it's large but not as bulky as large campana. I like the design of campana (I like double handle) but I feel that Veneta is more comfortable to carry. I really can't make up my mind which to get first? I know I might be ended getting 2 but definitely I can't afford to do it now. Another consideration, I have a very good deal for medium campana in Fraise color. I'm really tempted to get it but afraid I will regret on my decision. Sorry for my long post. I really need to hear from your gals to ease my mind now :smile: TIA!
 
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wlee917

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I had my eyes on the Campana initially but yes the medium was too small for me and the large is quite big. I never thought of getting the veneta but I completely changed my view once I tried it on... I just bought a fraise small/med veneta and unexpectedly saw another large tangerine on sale over the weekend at NM. So I just bought my 1st two venetas in 3 weeks... So I vote for veneta as it looks more chic and trendy...
 

crazybagfan

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I had my eyes on the Campana initially but yes the medium was too small for me and the large is quite big. I never thought of getting the veneta but I completely changed my view once I tried it on... I just bought a fraise small/med veneta and unexpectedly saw another large tangerine on sale over the weekend at NM. So I just bought my 1st two venetas in 3 weeks... So I vote for veneta as it looks more chic and trendy...

Thanks for your sharing. Do you think large Veneta is better than medium? Can I see your modeling photo for both bags? :smile:
 

ForeverInPink

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I had my eyes on the Campana initially but yes the medium was too small for me and the large is quite big. I never thought of getting the veneta but I completely changed my view once I tried it on... I just bought a fraise small/med veneta and unexpectedly saw another large tangerine on sale over the weekend at NM. So I just bought my 1st two venetas in 3 weeks... So I vote for veneta as it looks more chic and trendy...

Good call, I also have a medium and large veneta and find they complement one another very nicely. I like your color choices too :smile:
 

ForeverInPink

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Thanks for your sharing. Do you think large Veneta is better than medium? Can I see your modeling photo for both bags? :smile:

They hold about the same amount but the large is easier to get in and out of than the medium because of the zipper size. I still love my medium, it's a little dressier and more compact (good for stuffing into your suitcase while traveling), the large seems more casual and satchel-y.

There are tons of mod shots in the action or reference threads, you will likely find what you are looking for there.
 

NYCgirl

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I actually prefer the Campagna to the Veneta. I have a large one and while it is a large bag, I don't feel like it overwhelms me, and I'm only 5'3". I think the structure is more flattering on me than the Veneta. Both are great styles, though.
 

Lanvinfiend

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Another vote for Veneta! I prefer the clean look of a single strap with no joints. Have you seen the belly Veneta? It's roomier than regular Veneta, so it may be an option for you too.
 

Viaggiare

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I look at the Campana every time I buy a bag and I just can't bring myself to get one. The medium is too small and the large is too big for me at 5'6'. Although I love the shape the large Veneta really is more comfortable and I love the simplicity of the style. Even the Large works well to tuck into a suitcase for travel as it is so flat. Ebano Veneta was my first BV and I don't think you can go wrong with it.
 

cooper1

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I know im among the minority here: but i say the campana!
I tried 3 separate times my hardest to *love* the large veneta (buying it, then deciding to sell it) and found it too awkward for me and the zip-top opening to be to small. I also dont love the flat construction of the veneta.
The campana is so nice that it sits on a nice flat bottom & it opens wide and there is no fumbling blindly in a small awkward zipper-top opening. I just cannot make the veneta work for me, despite how beautiful the bag is! I much prefer the campana, but i know here everyone loves the veneta!!
My advice is: go with what feels best when you try it on at the store.
 
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lyseiki8

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I have a large campana. Love it! And the next BV bag for me will be a belly 'cos I love the shape and the zip closure and not the veneta. IMHO, how you feel is more important than what price you paid initially. :giggles: Hope it helps ...
 

crazybagfan

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Another vote for Veneta! I prefer the clean look of a single strap with no joints. Have you seen the belly Veneta? It's roomier than regular Veneta, so it may be an option for you too.

I thought belly and Veneta are the same! Haha. Thanks for teaching me another bag of BV!
 

crazybagfan

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I had my eyes on the Campana initially but yes the medium was too small for me and the large is quite big. I never thought of getting the veneta but I completely changed my view once I tried it on... I just bought a fraise small/med veneta and unexpectedly saw another large tangerine on sale over the weekend at NM. So I just bought my 1st two venetas in 3 weeks... So I vote for veneta as it looks more chic and trendy...

How's your fraise Veneta holding so far? Is there any special treatment required to prevent color transfer issue? Is there any orange undertone?
 

crazybagfan

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If I can afford I would like to get one medium campana and one large Veneta! Dreaming......decision decision!