I am considering purchasing the Alyona Satchel. There is an exclusive on Neiman Marcus/Bergdorf Goodman (see below). Does anyone know if this is a heavy bag? Also, is this bag available in the MJ Boutiques in different color combinations? Thanks in advance!
I purchased this bag from the MJ store in NY -- the black with grey trim, which is supposedly a boutique exclusive and not available at NM -- I have been using this bag almost regularly for about the last 3 weeks -- I LOVE THIS BAG!!
It's not extremely heavy since it's made of lambskin and the lining is made of lightweight nylon -- it's very easy to manage with its double handles to carry on the arm and it's longer chain to hang from the shoulder (I've carried it both ways)
In addition to the black/grey combos, the Alyona is available in Dark Brown/Black, Light Brown/Black, and Fuschia/Grey -- pretty much the same color combinations as the exotic stam except for the Dark Grey/Purple (which was actually my first choice but that's the ONLY color they didn't do the alyona in!)
^HI, yes, they are available in both neimans and the boutiques. the black/grey python and fuschia/python are avial on in boutiques the other 2 on the neimans sight are avail at both neimans and the boutique. It is a little heavy, but not too bad as it is lined in a super light nylon, so the only wieght comes from the leather and hardware itself. IT is a gorgeous bag..I own it in the black..