This is my first (squared!) Balenciaga bag. It's the first Bbag I have and it's in the first style! Heheheh. The first one as some of you know I purchased was an Anthracite city, but the seller sent me the wrong one (an old and worn black) and the other buyer didn't respond to send it back so I returned it. Then I put in a best offer on eBay (I think the seller's on tPF, too) and won!! It's smaller than I expected (I didn't know the size differences between the styles) but the purse decides what we carry, not the other way around, right?? The leather is SOOOO incredibly soft, vieny and shiney. I love it! The handles are matte and smooth so I'm a little worried about them overtime (any tips?) but other than that, it's PURRRFECT!!! I am so addicted now! Save for a few pieces of LV I still lust after, I'm now a convert to Balenciaga and Chanel.