O.K., So I'm going to Neiman's tomorrow to pick out my bag. I have two choices. It's between the Velo in Anthracite or the Prada east west tote BR4393. I'm sure everyone is partial to Balenciago here but I've have never owned one of their bags. I don't have a pic of the Prada but if you search for Prada BR4393 you can see pics of it. They are very different bags. My style is casual, usually jeans, sundresses, vneck shirts, shoulder length hair. I'm not trendy, just like nice things. This bag will be used on a regular basis and must be functional! It also needs to last for several years. What does anyone think? Also, if you own a velo give me some input, would love to hear!