Need opinions on Veneta over time

LT bag lady

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I purchased a Medium Veneta about a month ago from BG and have yet to carry her. Will the Veneta style soften with use? Will she slouch? When I first got my Sloane I have to admit, I was apprehensive b/c the base lines seemed so 'hard' but she soften very quickly and is now just divine! Will the Veneta do the same? I really like her size, the Large is just too big for everyday and I want to use her as my everyday brown bag. Last night I filled her with my things and she looked stiff, so I took it out again...
Tell me about your Venetas and how they wear...
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prestwick

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LT bag lady- Hi, yes they do soften up.. I have a medium black veneta that I use on occasion.. ( I switch my bags around a lot) It has softened and the strap has slightly elongated.. I wear it more on the crook of my arm as it is not comfy on the shoulder with a coat..I get lots of stares when I wear this bag...It is also a great day to evening bag where it isn't so big, and it gives a slightly more elegant look than the larger venetas.. Hope I have helped
 

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LT bag lady- Hi, yes they do soften up.. I have a medium black veneta that I use on occasion.. ( I switch my bags around a lot) It has softened and the strap has slightly elongated.. I wear it more on the crook of my arm as it is not comfy on the shoulder with a coat..I get lots of stares when I wear this bag...It is also a great day to evening bag where it isn't so big, and it gives a slightly more elegant look than the larger venetas.. Hope I have helped
Thank you prestwick! That is very helpful. I was wondering about the handle elongating. The shape of 'new' bag just seems to stiff and flat, kwim? Everytime I tired this bag on in the shop, I put it down b/c of the 'flat' shape. Thanks for the reassurance.
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jeshika

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hi LT Bag Lady, i agree with prestwick that they do soften up... when i first got my medium nero veneta it looked so square and stiff... but after a couple months of on and off use (about 10), the handle has stretched a little and the bag now hangs beautifully... maybe you could try putting your stuff in your med. veneta and hanging it on a door knob or something before you take it out to let it stretch and soften? I brought my veneta to work today and she looks great! i took a quick picture and here she is!
 

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adoptastray

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A couple days ago, I saw a woman wearing a large black veneta that had slouched into the most beautiful drapey hobo. So different from when it is new and square.
 

jburgh

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Never fear, LT Bag Lady, your Veneta will slouch and drape into a yummy shape. Hanging on a doorknob is good idea. To hasten the slouch, add a couple of cans of soup to it.
 

LT bag lady

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I've heard you guys talk about the cans of soup before, now I understand... hummm...

I actually took her out today and she is the perfect size for me so I will be patient and wait for her to settle into her shape!

Thanks for the pic Jeshika! your Veneta is beautiful!
Thanks adoptastray,
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I have been using my large Veneta quite alot sice Christmas and she has softened up very nicely. Love it! She is a gorgeous bag.