Next handbag purchase! Balenciaga or Prada?

alyssa08

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It's about that time for a new bag!

I was set on the Prada Scamosciato Suede Hobo in graphite and even pre-ordered it from Saks but then I saw the Balenciaga Day and I'm torn. I want the Bal in black or charcoal with giant gold hardware, which I don't even know if it exists as it isn't available on Barneys or the Bal website, but the Prada is suede and I wouldn't want to wear it year-round, although I looooove suede.

Since the Prada isn't a year-round bag, I'm obviously leaning towards Bal but I'm turned off by the fact that I can't get it in the style I want it. I'm also worried that the Prada won't fit on my shoulder. It says 4" strap drop on the website but it looks like it might have a little give.

Opinions please :blush:







Thanks all!
 

MidNiteSun

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wow great bags. hmmm i don't think you can go wrong with either one. imo, i like the prada one better. good luck
 

alyssa08

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I'm tempted to carry the prada this fall/winter and then by the time spring comes around I'll buy the bal... even my boyfriend is saying this :wtf: :nuts: :amuse: this sums up my feelings about that! ha
 

alyssa08

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ellecoach, I soo agree! it's killing me that I can't get the bal the way I want it. I'm not really into buying used bags because I just love that brand new feeling and look. maybe by spring it'll be available in a combo I like.

I just looove suede... so luxurious! still worried about the handle though. I told myself I didn't want another top handle with longer strap after the Rebecca Minkoff MAM.
 
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Get the Balenciaga, don't give up your search for the HW combo you want, I'm sure it's out there. All it took for me to find the HW I wanted last year was a quick call to Bal NY. Good luck.
 

Cornflower Blue

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I like the Prada better but the handle drop is too short for wearing on the shoulder imo, whereas the Balenciagas is much better that way except I don't like it as much!

Maybe don't get either? And save your money for something that ticks all the right boxes with you.:smile:
 

alyssa08

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but then I'll have to wait :sad: wahh. purse shopping is so frustrating as I am picky! the bal looks better in person imo, but I can't tear myself away from the prada... it's so gorgeous but those handles are just killing me.

I love your username btw, cornflower! amazing color.
 

gymmia

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I really like the shape of the Prada, but hate suede. Yes it is buttery soft now, but I don't think the suede will wear well over time (or even through the fall/winter season). I vote Bbag.
 

MJDaisy

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i would get prada but i wouldn't get the suede...i'd rather have regular leather as it is easier to maintain.