FINALLY, my beauty arrived! For anyone who has been pondering the Brief style... I say GO FOR IT! This is by far the most comfortably Balenciaga I have ever worn (previously owned a twiggy and city) and if/when I buy another, it will definately be a brief. I love the flat style, which is still roomy enough to fit HEAPS inside. Now - keep in mind, this time around I was on a budget (I'm a full-time student currently) so I only paid USD$700 for her. She didnt come with any cards or extra tassells (which is fine by me, because I dont think I will re-sell), I had to give her a clean with LMB when she arrived (all apart of the bonding process), the hardware is slightly rubbed, corners and interior are perfect and the leather is a lot thicker than any of the other bags I've had. All in all... you get what you pay for, but I think I got a pretty good deal on one super gorgeous and most importantly PRACTICAL bag! She's black, she's big - and I'm going to be using her EVERY day!