Hi - today is my first day posting here. I just bought a new fire engine red first, and noticed that there are a few small differences from previous seasons. (I compared them to my 05 indigo, turqoise and black.) 1. The leather tag has a shorter number on it (mine says 1669). 2. The studs are a slightly different shape - 06 is a little more pointed, so that the bases of the studs are the same size, but the tops of the studs are not. 3. The knots in the tassles are glued in shape. (Normally, I take the tassles off my Balenciagas, but I cannot with this one.) Hope this is interesting for other Balenciaga lovers!