man Opening Ceremony called me up to let me know about the new arrival of Diego bags... checked it out and really like the Forest bag... but now I'm broke! well i don't ike having too many of the same things so I'm satisfied with the gray
well I've decided that I really want the rocco duffel as a gift to myself for my long exam season but now I'm a bit torn. It's a lot cheaper in the US, but by the time I import it to Canada or the UK, I'll be paying in customs fees the difference of just purchasing it in store here (unless I got a great deal on it - something which seems like I missed).
I want one asap but at the same time I don't want to buy it and then have it go on sale next week or the week after when the sales start. I know Selfridges started their sale today and I'm pretty sure it's not in the sale. But the black rocco duffel was in the US NAP sale and I'm just wondering if it'll be in the UK sale as well. Dilemmas dilemmas
Well to update from my post earlier - I just bought a rocco mini duffel!
For those interested - NAP US has the black with black studs just added to their sale section. I was sorely tempted by this but I really wanted one with a strap and I wanted the studs to be contrasting so in the end, I opted for a pre-fall rocco.
I was torn between the black/brass and the forest/silver. NAP didn't have the black/brass combination (of course I could order it from shopbop) but in the end I went for the forest/silver because I already have black (and navy) bags but nothing this color. While I love the black/brass combo, I think the forest/silver might have a bit more longevity and look great in fall but I think because while the black/brass is classic I might get tired of it after awhile. Plus, the forest green shows up as a kind of faded black depending on the light so it's not too bright. However, if when I get it I don't like it I can always return it and get the black/brass combo in Canada.
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eta: bag received! Wow, I'm dominating this thread today! I'm really really happy with this choice. I still love the brass/black combo but I love that the forest green color is a bit more subtle - it's almost a grey with forest green undertones. Someone elsewhere mentioned when they saw the forest in store that the handles and the bag color did not match so I inspected the bag as best I could and I can see the handles are slightly darker but I think within a short period of time it will be uniform and it's not obvious unless you were looking for it. The only downside as far as I can see is the opening isn't very wide - so even if it could fit my macbook for example, I'm not sure i could get it through the zippered opening. The bag is a bit deep and with the black interior it's kind of hard to see things so the small opening doesn't help.
Also, I've seen a couple of people and some celebs with the bag on their shoulder but it was a pretty tight squeeze for me. I'm not sure if they've decreased the handle drop or I just have big arms though I think this will be easier the more the bag is used. Either way, the strap takes away the need to carry it over the shoulder. I know some people here didn't like the strap (though for me it was a selling point) but it's nice that it's adjustable to 3 different lengths (though you could punch more holes in the strap and make the length shorter/longer). I also love the 'hidden' zippered pocket on the side - super handy for travel cards and having your blackberry or phone at quick access. I haven't had a chance to take it out yet but thus far I am super happy with my purchase! Hopefully it will continue to improve with age.
have any of you with his grey bags done anything extra to help protect the color? i just got a grey rocco duffel and i'm in love. i saw the tag inside mentioned natural discoloration when in contact with other things, but has anyone really seen this kind of coloring/aging with their bag? i just don't want it to get spotty!