Platino Ossidato Oversized Shoulder Bag - a dissenting opinion!


BV ~ Ferragamo ~ TODs
Aug 17, 2007
In the Forest
Ah, a shopping story where she offers a dissenting opinion.... :graucho:

Over the last few days I have been reading the concerns and negative comments about poor, poor little miss oversized Platino Ossidato shoulder bag. I was confused. You see, there is this milestone birthday coming up and I have been loving the pictures of this bag and the Platino Ossidato Barcelona Cabat. Until today, I had never seen either in real life.

Yes, until today (read: uh, oh big trouble!). So, I have to buy some smoked salmon as a gift and take a bus ride down to Pike Place Market in the city. It was the bus ride from hades - several drunks onboard and some lady who was picking something from her hair the whole trip. Typical mid-morning bus trip in Seattle.

I get there a little early...I am to meet the DH when he goes for a lunch time time haircut. Isn't my life exciting? These are the type of "dates" old married couples have, lol!

I seize the opportunity to pop into Barneys, because I am curious about the exclusive fabric/leather Bbag. That one is a real dog...sorry, Bbag lovers. I don't know what is going on with B, but the price seems to be inversely proportion to the quality these days.

Right next door is Nordies. I love to stop and gab with my *peeps* (the SAs in the handbag department, and BTW, I've never used that slang word before...I am so old.) Getting to the point, I promise.

There it is! Could this beautiful thing be the maligned cervo Platinum Ossidato bag? It is....there it is. Like a moth to the flame, I am drawn to the BV section. After a bunch of ooo, oooo, ooos, I pick up said bag. The deerskin is lovely. The platinum finish is droolworthy. The ossidato woven detail is giving me the vapors. I mention the comments about this bag to the SA. I am conflicted. She says, put your stuff in it and see.

But, I only brought my BV wallet with me. You see, I was also loving a Ferragamo python bag, but I have been trying to be good. I figured if it was still there, then it was meant to be. The Ferragamo bag was still there. But no comparison to a BV. So, I tossed my wallet into poor miss cervo platino, and a few more wallets that were on the counter.

I was wearing a bulky dark plum wool sweater coat and it fit right over my shoulder, the double strap way. And I am not as thin as Samantha, so I wonder what is up? I can also pull the strap and use one for a longer look. The size 2 SA could fit it over her head and wear it cross body. But now I am so surprised that it fits me well. Plus, will all those wallets in it, it slouches down but doesn't look weird at all.

Unlike some, I was so trying NOT to love this bag. It, and not me, was supposed to be short and lumpy. Then for some reason the bag would not allow me to put it down (the science-fiction part of the story). I would put it back on the table and poof, up on the shoulder it would again be. It was a love match, I'm afraid, 50 times over.

So I am the tPF's token lover of this bag. It is fabulous. Indoors the bag looks more like the platino color over black leather. Outside in sun, the gold tones show through and the base color appears more like ebano. It is unbelievably gorgeous and I received many compliments on my way to the barber shop date.

BTW, my DH didn't even notice the new bag. But he did get a great haircut. I guess it is my BD gift from me to me. He is not off the hook. Back on the bus with my fish, my bag, a whole new group of drunks, and some strange guy who is grunting. And that isn't science fiction. Pictures to follow.


Dec 13, 2006
I just love the whole bag experience story. I love the color and I am so sure it looks magnificent on you. Many congrats, you deserve it.
May 11, 2006
San Francisco
I think this bag is magnificent!! I am so glad you took it home.
Jburgh, I don't miss taking the bus in Seattle. One time there was a scruffy person with a dead parrot in a cage. Ugh!


Sep 24, 2007
jburgh, you write very well indeed. Enjoyed reading your story.

Happy birthday. The bag is GORGEOUS!


Jun 30, 2006
Love the story! I am not surprised that you got so many compliments. I am sure you and the bag looked stunning! Looking forward to your additional pics.


Dec 30, 2007
well jburgh- congratulations.. I just knew you were going to buy this bag!!!! I too saw this bag IRL at BARNEYS just last week, maybe 5 days ago, and I fell in love.. The color is tdf, and it does look different in different lights.. My SA knows me and knows what I like, and said this is the bag for me.. It is a great bag and a LARGE bag ( I don't even understand what the others are talking it in..huh????)..So I had to think...It was on my mind for a few days..AND I GO BACK..Guess what ..GONE..they had 2 and sold both.. And in those few days I bought an expensive pair of Doris Panos I thought to myself.. I guess it is the earrings over the bag....BUT NOW I WANT BOTH! Wear the bag in good health, and let me know how comfy you think it is..:tup::tup::tup:


Oct 21, 2007
Vancouver, BC
Congratulations jburgh!!!! I can't wait to see more pictures - when a bag is calling out to you like that you just have to go for it!

Here's hoping this is just one of SEVERAL birthday bags your friends and family end up getting for you this special birthday year! ;)


silent = listen
Mar 18, 2007
Ah what a sweet story. Look, she's smiling shyly.

Happy Happy Early Milestone Birthday, jburgh!! This is so perfect for your BD gift!! ~ Now your DH has to come up with something to complement that.:graucho:
Mar 14, 2006
the lowcountry
I really love this bag, really.

And you saying that it can be worn messenger style (my favorite!) just made me die a little because I absolutely can not buy it under any circumstances.

so please, post modeling pictures so I can live vicariously through you at least.

happy bday!!


Life is good.. :)
Mar 27, 2007
Beachy SoCAL...♥
JbUrgh... cONGrats~!!!... I enjoyed reading your story.. and i Can't wait to see modeling pics & the different ways this bag can be worn~!!

Happy B-day t:huh:~! :balloon:.. sometimes gifts to and from self.. are the best... (unless I tell dh exactly what to buy... :rolleyes:).


Sep 26, 2007
congrats on the great buy! and thanks for sharing the nice story with us. and happy birthday too!

please please share modelling pics with us. i cant wait to drool over the pics!


Aug 26, 2006
North Carolina
Ah, the joys of big city mass transit. I appreciated your story and I'm glad you got the bag for yourself. I think it's a special bag. Enjoy!


Sep 21, 2006
Oooh jburg, I enjoyed reading your bag story, you write well and very very entertaining!

Happy Birthday and congratulations in having a birthday present that you love so well.

Do post action pics.... can't wait!
Jul 4, 2007
Happy Bday, jburgh. And that was a lovely story. I especially like the last paragraph where you put the fish, bag and drunks together but I'm very sure your heart was full of joy on the ride home. Congrats!!