Hi all! Even though I'm waitlisted for two bags, the Bal bug is biting. I know I need to check them out in person, but I'd love to hear your opinions as well. Tomorrow night my boyfriend is performing at a party (at the planetarium, how exciting!). He does visuals every so often for various events, and I think being on the guest list and getting comped for drinks means that I've probably earned a new bag for what I've "saved." I was never one for clubs and parties before we started dating, and two years later I still don't have a proper going out bag. I am very tempted to run out tomorrow evening to Bal NY and/or Barney's and pick one out. The sooner I get it, the sooner I start getting my money's worth out of it, right? Enough rationalizing! What should I get? I already have a box, city, and step, and they are always stuffed. So I think it's between the flat clutch, envelope clutch, and first, so that I'll be forced to carry only the essentials. I would probably go for black, with SGH if that's an option. I'm quite sure that Barney's has the first two in stock, and I'm sure I can find something at BalNY. Flat clutch yay: most economical! has a handle! boo: least amount of organization, seems like it will hold the least? Envelope clutch yay: visually my favorite. has sections for some organization. boo: about the price of a first, but has no handles and strap. how do i hang on to it while dancing? First: yay: easiest to wear. probably can hold the most. can use during the day as well. boo: no GH, so its the most casual looking of the 3. Ladies and gentlemen of the Bal lovers forum, what say you? What am I not taking into consideration? Which do you have and love? Am I *gasp* missing an even better alternative? thank you!