hi all, it's been a few months since i last got a bag (in june) and coming on to TPF countless times a day definitely doesn't help in my resistance to buying more...so here i am, once again guilty of retail therapy...lol. (although i've just ordered an YSL RG from NM 10 days ago, haha!) i was walking around at the local shopping area with some friends visiting from HK on saturday and in one of the department stores we stumbled across a Loewe sale!! this was definitely a pleasant surprise as we had past by 2 Loewe boutiques earlier in a different area but did not find any appealing deals so we rushed in and had to fight 2 other women for the bags we wanted. here she is - the Loewe Large Bowling Bag from the Traveller Collection, released in F/W06 in celebration of the Spanish brand's 160th anniversary! it is a reissue of the vintage piece which was a huge hit in 1970. (excuse the stock photos, i will try to take pics of my own later.) the bag retails for around USD$1,380 but was 50% off, it's just too good of a deal to pass up for a well-made leather bag from a prestiged brand! my HK friend ended up getting the same one i got so we could be bag twins, hehe. i got it in the beige color as pictured, and in the larger size as shown in the last photo. the measurements are H26*W34*D12 and it's a very structred/boxy bag, different from the slouchy types i usually go for. i think it's a nice change and will be suitable for both work and travel. HOWEVER, my bf thought the style was too old lady-ish...and i started having second thoughts...so please kindly share your thoughts with me~ thank you ladies!!