Wow, some people have real nerve. I was on the North Shore (of Chicago) earlier today meeting a friend for coffee, and as I was walking to the coffee shop I passed by a little boutique. I did a bit of a double take, because out of the corner of my eye, I saw not one, but TWO fake Balenciagas in the WINDOW!!! Horrors! They were terrible! Really square bales and stiff, ugly leather. One of them was a terrible green that Balenciaga never even made. I stood there for a while in awe of how horrible they were. Finally I went inside. I told the SA, who from what I gathered also ran/owned the boutique, that the Balenciagas in the window were definitely fakes. She then got really nervous, and asked why I was bringing it up, and if I WORKED for Balenciaga. When I said I didn't, she became really rude and huffy and said that they were priced too low for anyone to assume they were real - so she wasn't doing anything wrong. I guess her FEAR of being sued by Balenciaga subsided when I said I didn't work for them. Huh? Am I crazy? Isn't it illegal to sell an exact replica even if you don't claim it's real? And these were *exact* (albeit bad) replicas, not just imitations of the moto style. Yucky! They also had a Paddington in the window...but I'm not terribly familiar with Chloes so I can't really say if it was real. P.S. In retrospect, I wish I'd taken a picture with my cell phone for you guys!