So in an odd twist of fate I managed to find someone with a 2001 classique that they were willing to sell. The whole process happened in less then ten minutes - and I consulted Mimi to make sure everything seemed on the up and up... Well less then 24 hours later she is mine!!! There are really no words to say what a beautiful bag this is. I really had no idea leather (or anything on earth) could be this soft! (My other b-bag is a 2006 city, which is nice -but....!) It's in really good condition for it's age. No major marks or scuffs. The leather is just soooo squishy - no veins, no distressing, no marks - just thick thick thick and soft! So here she is: First season 2001 le dix balenciaga classique bag - my dream has come true!