Ok....most of you know I got my new Black City with GSH (see Merry Christmas to Me thread). Well today, I happened to go Christmas shopping in downtown Toronto and stopped off at Holt Renfrew wearing of course...my NEW BAL BAG!!! Anyways......off I go to the Balenciaga purse dept and I have to say that YES, I saw some amazing bags. Sahara, Sky Blue, Magenta among others....all very pretty (the SAHARA City with GSH is to DIE for!!!), but I now "get" what some people around here are saying about "seeing" the different leathers on the bags. They had a black City like mine, but it PALED in comparison.....the Magenta City was gorgeous with GSH GORGEOUS, but I also saw that it was a bit more veiny and "dry"....however....what I found most disappointing and in my opinion, a bit improper for a name like Balenciaga, was the manner in which the bags were displayed. Most were thrown about on the shelf....anyone could handle them....let's just say, they didn't look very appealing just "lying" there thrown about. I know that if this was Italy or Europe, the purses would be beautifully displayed....tasteful.....and tempting. Honestly, after seeing the Bal Bags at Holt's...aside from wanting the Sahara & Magenta City with GSH .....I was disappointed. I also know that the DAY, First, and Work is not for me....I'm a City girl! Anyone else see a display like the one mentioned above?? Or is this a "Canadian" thing??? Gotta give LV, Dior, D & G, Gucci, & Prada credit.....they KNOW how to "boutique" their bags and create tasteful, beautiful displays. You WANT to buy after seeing their shelves. I just couldn't believe that Balenciaga was so "neglected".....made me kinda sad.