ok what would YOU choose

I don't like the Stam bags - I think they look like vintage old lady bags (sorry, to anyone who ones one); it is just MHO based on my personal taste.

I would definitley go with a balenciaga bag if that is on the list.
i think i'd go with the stam even though i generally adore balenciaga in any color, a couple of posters have not been impressed with the durability of light-colored b-bags.