Royal Blue Mini Vs. Phantom

BVLover0710

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I was lucky enough to find a royal blue mini, but recently have also been thinking about the small phantom (which my SA says he can find). Which style do you prefer? Which is more classic? I have a pebbled mini, but am not concerned about having two. I guess my biggest worry is the leather on the mini luggage. The phantom is also smooth, but has a slight grain. Should I just get over my fear of smooth leather and go for the classic?
 

swan lake

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Feb 24, 2007
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I was also faced with the same problem. I decided on the phantom because it
was different from the classic mini (more wings) ! When both the mini and the phantom wings are tucked in they look somewhat similar. I guess I like more wings. I just love carrying my small royal blue phantom everywhere and I can play with how much wings I want to show. Working on a trapeze next !
 

purse-nality

SemiKindCharmedLife
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i changed my mind, initially preferred classic mini royal. but then, i realized that blues are my casual go-to bags. relaxed, carefree w/ a punch of color! can be elegant when worn w/ a black outfit or beige neutrals... so now, phantom royal has been calling me!
 

Sushi789

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I own a four Phantoms in various leathers and LOVE LOVE the bag and style--it is one of my favorite bags and that's why I own so many of them-- but I don't love the phantom in royal blue for some reason. I chose a royal blue mini luggage as my one and only luggage. It's just personal taste, but I prefer the phantom in neutral colors and the luggage in the bright colors.

Don't be scared of the leather on the mini luggage in royal blue-- it will hold up nicely! The royal blue phantom also has wonderful leather. I have a taupe phantom and a burgundy phantom in that soft pebbled leather and it wears really nicely and does not scratch easily at all. The smoother leather on the royal blue luggage does have a little bit of grain to it, and I expect it to wear nicely. I used to have an orange luggage in this same leather and I wore it on and off for a year and the leather still looked great. I have one Phantom that is very prone to scratches, but it has a unique super smooth leather with absolutely no grain. I'm not sure of the name of the leather on that bag, but it's definitely not the same leather as the smooth mini luggage leather, nor is it the usual Phantom leather.

Anyway....I think it comes down to personal taste. You can't really go wrong with either bag... both are gorgeous! :smile:
 

BVLover0710

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I'm so torn. My SA has the phantom and a mini is being returned that's mine if I want it. For me, it boils down to leather and how it will look in the long-run. I'm really afraid of the smooth leather and worry that it will be covered in scratches and scuffs and that I'll constantly be buffing....
 

fumi

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Dec 7, 2010
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I definitely prefer the royal blue Mini. It looks more classic IMO and it's the perfect size- not too big and not too small. I love how the royal blue Mini looks. The Phantom is way too big and I can see it looking dated.
 
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