I was having a conversation with an intern in my office this afternoon. She's 17 years-old, from LA...really sweet girl, but seemingly fits into the "stereotype" of someone from LA (sorry to offend anyone :shame: ). Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed what looked like a Balenciaga First. After we finished our conversation, I bashfully asked her if that was a Balenciaga bag, to which she said yes. She said her friend loaned it to her! I know we've had many discussions on the PF about whether we would ever loan a nice bag to friends, and I think most people said "No", so I was shocked. The sad thing was, the bag was definitely an older leather Balenciaga (sigh ) but it has seen MUCH better days. It was SO beaten up that I felt bad for it. I started thinking, if her friend is 17 as well, she must have gotten the bag at 15 or so and for some reason, that just astounded me! Lucky girl!