To start at the beginning I did more research on strollers than practically anything else in my life...more than my wedding dress! I felt that it was a major investment and something I was planning on using a lot and for a long time. My husband was a big fan of the City Mini GT (it would seem lots of celebrities like it too as Miranda Kerr and Ivanka Trump have been spotted pushing this stroller around New York). It is perfect for city life, compact and it can be closed with one hand which is helpful when holding baby and negotiate apartment doors.
I had two other reasons that I was willing to spend this much money on a stroller (it is in the top 5 most expensive thing I have ever purchased). It came with a bassinet which is safe for overnight sleeping. If my son actually slept anywhere besides on me when he was a baby this is what I was planning on using. I have met a lot of people, especially those in cities, who have used this as their crib for months!