For those of you who saw my previous post and responded, thank you! I'm now in Sunny Singapore but guess what? When I stepped off the plane, I found a HUGE HOLE/TEAR on the lower right corner on the seams In my panic, I literally ran all the way to the Balenciaga store located at the Hilton where Dee Dee (one of the most helpful SAs I've encountered) pointed out that I could 1) Send it to Paris to re-do the seams (but it'll be faster for me to arrange for that when I'm back in New York) **Does anyone know how much that would cost?** OR 2) Pay a visit to Balencaiga's one trusted cobbler in Singapore. Of course, I chose the latter and the cobbler, the nicest one I've met thus far and heactually managed to mend it!!!!! Well, not exactly make the hole disappear but he sort of closed it up and made it less noticeable. The reason why I'm posting this is that I learned something quite important from him - he told me that my cafe city was "way too heavy" and it was as it I were "carrying gold bars" Now, as funny as that sounds, it made me realize that I'd to be really careful about how I stuff my bbag. I carry my nano, sunglass case, wallet, organizer, The Economist, digi cam and umbrealla at all times! But it seems like it addded up to quite a bit of weight. The cobbler also pointed out that since Balenciaga chooses the best and finest leather, and with no chemical process to it, I'd to treat it "more delicately". The heavier it is, the faster the wear and tear.