I was also choosing between those two in December - I loved that the zippy obviously zips but the size of the Alexandria was perfect. I have the Alexandria - Aside from the perfect size it is kind of thick which was my only draw back however I LOVE it now. I have had no regrets. It's probably preference, they both have tons of space.
I have both and love both equally I guess. Both have different pros and cons. My absolute fave is the French Purse, but only holds 8 CC's. Have you gone to the boutique to check them out? I'm sure if you let the SA know what you need, they'll be more than happy to help you!