Maggie: What look are you going for? #1 looks a little more demure and ladylike while #2, although nearly identical, looks a little more casual. I think #1 also could look very dressed-up-sexy while #2 would be suitable for power-business-woman! LOL! Am I helping you at all? OK, I'm voting for #2 though just cuz there's something about it that I like just a tiny bit more!
I'd say you can't go wrong with either, they are both beautiful bags. On first glance I'd choose #1 but after comparing them a bit more I'd probably go for #2 which looks a bit more versatile. I guess it depends on where you intend to use them and how much you need to carry in them.
Wow! I like them both! I like Charles David and I hadn't seen those styles.
I can't tell for sure from the pics, but it looks like the second one might hold more. So I might lean towards making a decision based on how much stuff I carry. But they are both so great, I don't think you could go wrong with either one!