I don't think a gal can have too many romantic ruffle bag, at least for me anyway. Savvy Sis agrees this bag has my name allover. I love the sweet pink color and the ruffle element. This hobo is beyond cute and savvy! Okay, I will stop gushing now.
After seeing this lovely online, I immediately visit a Valentino boutique in search of this bag. Of course, the nice SA at the boutique showed me the large size in brown and black (because they don't have the pink). The larger is so much savvier than the smaller ruffle hobo. I will update as soon as I can find a picture of the large hobo. There is more room for carrying things, and the ruffle element is more dramatic, but not in anyway gaudy. The leather is supple and soft which allows the hobo to collapse beautifully when I tuck the bag under my arm. After looking at all the options, the larger hobo in chocolate brown or black is a better option for functionality and longevity. Small hobo ($1395) measures 10" x 7" x 3.5"; and large hobo ($2295), about 16"x 13" x 7" (my best estimate). The large hobo is definitely on my shopping list for 2009.