Oh Dear, Oh dear... Saturday was my birthday and my colleagues got me... a bag!!! That's pretty dary considering how touchy I am when it comes to choosing my accessories. And they got me... the world's UGLIEST bag ever! It is just It is sort of a Balenciaga "Purse" style in shape, made of fake Louis-Vuitton inspired monogram fabric in Brown and beige (the pattern being some sort of flower). The strap, front pocket and corners are of blue turquoise faux leather WITH white stripes AND a silver shiny horsebit across the front My director warned me before opening: "this was chosen by my Spanish wife, and don't worry you can get an exchange for it if you don't like it. She chose it according to her own personal taste". Taste? I call it absence of taste!!! This is so horribly far away from my style I could not possible wear it. I opended the box and my face went: Do you think it was bad to tell them it was not exactly my style? They would have noticed I was not wearing it anyway. The problem is it turns out I cannot get an exchage without the receipt (which I obviously don't have). I think I will give it to someone in the street... How embarassing! I am sorry they took the effort to buy something and got it so wrong. What would you do? Do you agree I had to tell them it was not exactly "me"?