LV Alma/Novak Part2!!!

SoyBean001

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Ok, I realized in my obssession between these choices,

1. i'm looking for a bag from day to night
2. I want a red or black bag, but ultimately, I am pretty predictable and perhaps boring....i have a really difficult time moving away from the black option, unless given no other options
3. If I can't get a Novak in croc. option, than I say "nay" to Novak
4. Now that I want black, should I go black alma or this black balenciaga.....balenciaga wasn't really my style till I saw a few pics. of it carried recently, this one being one of them...I generally like simplicity.

Black alma or black balenciaga.....looking for a classy day to night option...which is best? also, what is the durability/resiliance of bal. leather? think balenciaga will stand the test of time as a true classic? I don't know....LV epi alma is so nice....

Sorry......I've been really really obssessing badly here...
 

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fayden

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i'd go for balenciaga. i don't like the alma, it's really TOO simple. but i still prefer the novak over the balenciaga, but i already have a balenciaga, so if you don't have one, then go for the B bag.
 

SoyBean001

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Aghhh, this is so hard! Also, I keep admiring that red alma too....why am I so black bag all the time? Is anyone alse like this too? My best friend is the same. She got a "brown" bag, and had to go back and exchange once she realized it just wasn't black!!
 

Kat

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Both bags are nice, just different looks. The alma bag is very simple and classic. The Balenciaga is a little more hip and interesting. I'd go with the B-bag. If you decided down the road to get a classic evening bag you can't beat Chanel's classic flap. Let us know what you decide!
 

peacocky

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I like the Balenciaga. The alma is too old lady-ish. I've never liked the Alma very much.
 

SoyBean001

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hmmm, so tough, i definitely agree b-bag is more hip, which I like...its stylish without going overboard, but LV epi alma is simple and stylish in its own way....hence the longevity of the alma!
 

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SoyBean001 said:
Ok, I realized in my obssession between these choices,

1. i'm looking for a bag from day to night
2. I want a red or black bag, but ultimately, I am pretty predictable and perhaps boring....i have a really difficult time moving away from the black option, unless given no other options
3. If I can't get a Novak in croc. option, than I say "nay" to Novak
4. Now that I want black, should I go black alma or this black balenciaga.....balenciaga wasn't really my style till I saw a few pics. of it carried recently, this one being one of them...I generally like simplicity.

Black alma or black balenciaga.....looking for a classy day to night option...which is best? also, what is the durability/resiliance of bal. leather? think balenciaga will stand the test of time as a true classic? I don't know....LV epi alma is so nice....

Sorry......I've been really really obssessing badly here...
It sounds like we're a lot alike! I only purchased black bags, and finally decided it was time for a change this year--I purchased a peacock blue/turquoise Coach bag, a eggplant purple bulga, and a damier ribera, and now, I almost never want to use a plain black bag! I wear my simple fitted t's and rock & republics, and I let my bags do the talking! So don't be afraid to stick to a simple shape with a vibrant color--hey even try a brown--you might just surprise yourself:idea: I would say I'd pick the Alma because it will never be passe', and it will hold up through anything you can throw at it. I guess it depends on how many bags you have and how often you change bags in regard to what shape/size/durability you need. Do remember that the Bal bag and the Alma come in other colors and textures to choose from, and you might just fall in bag love:love::nuts: !
 

3monkeys

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I'd get both! I know, no help but this is my reasoning. To me, they're two different bags: alma is a classic whereas b-bags are hip. It's like comparing apples to oranges. Just depends on what image you're trying to project and what suits your style better. You can't go wrong w/ either. They are both beautiful bags in their own unique ways. The alma is readily available so I would definitely get the Balenciaga if this is a harder bag to procure. Good luck!
 

Irissy

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I'll say the Balenciaga bag. If you want to spice up your "black" obsession, why not go for the INK color that's coming out for the B-bag? It's almost black but with blue overtone.
 

Mariah

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i vote for the balenciaga. the alma just seems stiff while the balenciaga's leather looks amazing!
 

SoyBean001

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B bag or alma??? I wonder if I should go alma since I just got the soft BV veneta hobo? I've been thinking about the alma for some time, but when I saw the b bag, I just started obssessing more....now I try to more productive with my time and obssess when I'm in the gym....bored on the elliptical or treadmill. I have to admit, I've only seen/touched the epi in person (I like its durability factor), but haven't actually been in contact with Mr. B bag himself...

would you say both could go for the more formal look? And yes, to the comment earlier, I would love to get BOTH. In fact, I'd like to own every bag I wanted!!!!!!!!!!

do you really think alma is old style? I never really felt that....than again, most people think my liking Tods is kinda old style.

Mariah said:
i vote for the balenciaga. the alma just seems stiff while the balenciaga's leather looks amazing!