Please help me decide on a Pomme D' Amour bag for Mom's 54th Birthday

Please help me decide on a Pomme D'Amour bag for Mom's 54th Birthday :)

  • Wilshire Boulevard

  • Bellevue PM


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LVKeepallfan

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Apr 8, 2008
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Hello Ladies and Gents. My mom will be turning 54 years young on Tuesday 2/2/10 and I would like to get her a Pomme D' Amour bag to add color to her bag collection. Right now, she has Speedy 25 in Azur, NF GM, and a Keepall 55. I currently have two Pomme bags on hold which are:

Wishire Blvd. - she LVOES it for it's simplicity and clean boxy shape.

Bellevue PM - she LVOES the shape and the contrast of Vernis against vachetta.

Mom normally carries a checkbook wallet, cellphone, 2 small bottles of medicine, a small pack of crackers (she's diabetic), and a pen.

She has no idea I will be getting for her. I'm so torn because mom never returns/exchanges anything I give her so I have to make the right decision. Please help and could you also please tell me why you voted for the bag you voted. Thank you ladies and gents in advance :smile:
 

DesigningStyle

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Get her the Bellevue. I don't think she will appreciate the shallowness and lack of closure on the Wilshire.
 
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I agree with Designing Style and her taste is always impecable! I'm 52. To me the Wilshire is too open. What about an Alma though? Gorgeous style for a mom. Out of your choices though I agree on the Bellevue.
 

wapity

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The Wilshire is adorable and fun but not very practical. I am not a fan of the angles of Bellevue PM but if she likes the shape - then it will be a great bag for her.

Have you thought about the new mini alma in vernis? It comes with a really long shoulder strap so you can wear it over your shoulder and it sits right at your hip when you wear it. I really love that bag. . . I have been thinking about it all day.
 

wapity

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Sep 14, 2006
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It's neck and neck so far. Any negative experiences on either one of the bags?
I have the Wilshire in Rose Pop - the color drew me to it more than the actual style of the bag. I NEVER USE IT! It might be because I am not the satchel type or because the closure does not completely close the bag and that makes me nervous. The Wilshire is a beautiful bag but it does not fit my life.

Take a look at the bag your mother uses the most and choose the bag most similiar to it.
 

Winiebean

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the bellevue seems more practical, more spacious, can carry on shoulder. charleston-mom's idea of the alma sounds perfect! the bellevue is a great choice of the two bags:smile: good luck, it's very nice to get your mom a louis.
 

lovebeibei

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May 3, 2008
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another vote for bellevue=)
i don't like the box-ness of the wilshire. the way its just open on top reminds me of a child's first tote when she's playing dress up. the only advantage to the wilshire may be that it has no vachetta.
 

dell

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I like both, but I voted Wilshire. Only because I am not a huge fan of patina'ed leather on pomme.