THE BLOG: The very second I walked in I was asked if I was there specifically for the trunk show and he had a list of names of the people attending (I would say only 1/3 of the people on the list were there). I was told immediately that the rest of the bags are missing. Only to find out that they arent missing they went to the wrong place (Italy!). I know Im in the minority here, but I actually love Bal NY and have officially switched from Neiman Marcus (et al) to exclusively working with just Daphne (although I highly recommend Terry as well). In their defense, you could see the disappointment in their faces as well. And they were more than accommodating in trying to give me enough information of what each style and color would be like. I don't think that they would ever deliberately misinform or carelessly send a package elsewhere. But seeing the holiday collection completely overshadowed my disappointment not to mention the wonderful gals and guy of the PurseForum! Four of their associates addressed me by my name which completely freaked me out! Even Terry remembered my name (and I havent seen her in a few months!). As if they knew who I was (perhaps they are ghost readers of the forum. Hey Guys!!!). And one of their employees actually had me give a DETAILED explanation on which bag I liked and would love to have. It was a very odd conversation and I gladly had a drink after that I think at one point I walked away from him I was heavily distracted by the Holiday collection. All in all it was fun. The exciting part was identifying each other (although it was much easier for me as I only had to wait for people to come up and ask me French Blue). First person I identified was Fayden (thanks to her pics!) but the person I first talked to was Toni22 with her gorgeous Lilac. The whole seating area (by the office/stockroom) were all PF'ers! And it was competely exciting to see everyone. It's weird, but there was a definite affinity that I had felt with each and everyone of you! There were a few clients who actually tried to purchase the Violet Giant Hobo but was then told about the trunk show. Paranoia was in the air, I think at one point Terry thought I was taking a photo of the Ocean Blue Giant Weekender and had to take it away from me (Terry, I swear I wasn't taking a photo! I promise!) I'm hoping they do another trunk show next season...with more bags Did we make Balenciaga Purse Forum history? By having the most members in one location? I sure hope so.