I must admit, I wasnt crazy about Balenciaga bags at first, I thought there was too much hype surrounding them as being the *it* bag and all the knock-offs; that look so cheap and feel like plastic, was also a bit of a turnoff. However, a few weeks ago I was in the cosmetics department at Neimans and from across the store, I spotted what looked like the most amazing colored green handbag on display I quickly finished my beauty transaction and headed towards this bag. Upon closer inspection, I immediately realized what all the hype was about The leather, The smell, The vibrant color TO-DIE-FOR! I was hooked, although I couldnt justify spending $1000 right then and there, I came home and began researching (or shall I say, Obsessing) about this bag, which is how I found The Purse Forum, so Helpful! After a trip back to Neimans, I am now the proud owner of a Vert Gazon First/Classique and she is sooo lovely! There should be a WARNING label inside the pocket!!! HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!!!