My Recession sale loot...however I think they sent the wrong bag...

karman

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I ordered the BZ Trophy the night the sale was announced and the Cordovan Corc and the anthracite Havana the next afternoon. Unfortunately the Havana was a no go (which is ok since I think I want it in Moonbeam now) but my Trophy and Corc arrived safely this afternoon!

First I unwrapped the Corc and the cordovan leather is amazinggg! It's so buttery soft and rich in color. I definitely see slight variations in the leather (some panels have different colors) but it's no big deal at all since I'm sure with wear the leather will age beautifully into the same color.

Next I unwrapped the Trophy...from what I saw in pics, the BZ leather is supposed to be slightly shiny right? Well I haven't seen many BZ pics but judging from GZ pics there should be a slight glossy sheen to it. Well, I think they sent the wrong bag because comparing my bag to their pics of the BZ Trophy, mine looks nothing like it. However, comparing my bag to their pics of just the plain black Trophy, they're identical. The leather is buttery soft and has the same texture as the Cordovan leather. AND the turn lock at the front is fold down...do all Trophys have this?? I thought the fold down was only recently introduced? If this is true maybe my Trophy was just recently made then, which made me more sure that mine's a black Trophy since it was just recently added to their site.

Anyway, I'm actually much happier that they sent the plain black because I was getting nervous about the BZ since I want to use this bag for work and don't want any glossy leather. Also, that thread about BZ leather being dry and plasticky made me all anxious but my Trophy's leather is amazing!!

Ok...sorry for all the comments...here are a few pics! I'll post modeling pics later, I'm still in my PJs!



So...what do you guys think? BZ or just black?





Pics of the fold-down turn lock:



 

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karman

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Thanks mishka!! Yes, to think that I scored a regular price Trophy for under $200 is a total score! :biggrin:
 

avp

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Lucky Duck! That trophy is super luxe in the normal leather! Hooray for serendipity! (and the corc is gorgeous too, but that goes without saying...)
 

paelaf

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wow, you are so lucky karman! Both of the bags are gorgeous--congrats!!
 

fafnir

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Those are both gorgeous! I like the plain black a whole lot better than the BZ in the Trophy style. Totally classy bags.
 

karman

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Modeling pics as promised!!

I'm 5'7" for reference

Cordovan Corcovado first...





And I probably wouldn't wear it like this very often...







This is probably the biggest bag I own now, and it'll take me awhile to get used to it! I think it'd make an awesome work bag, though.
 

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karman

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and the Black Trophy! Gosh I :heart::heart::heart: this bag! It's super soft and although is more structured than my Pamela and Corc has the right amount of slouchiness thanks to the amazing black leather. It'll be the primary bag for my job starting in May







 

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fafnir

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Fabulous pics! Thanks for posting. I didn't think I was a fan of the Trophy, but the black one looks really great on you!