Hi everyone coming out from my shell today.... I had never ventured into the Bal forum until last month. I needed a break from the structured Hermes bags and needed something soft smooth and casual to toss around everywhere..... I finally found a bag that I fell in love with: my marine GH city.. Perfect for summer, very nautical, and seems to go well with my outfits (lots of whites, light blues, yellows) Terry from BALNY halped me find a least veiny bag she had and the quality of leather is incredible. I'm not sure if you can tell from the picture but the bag is actually very "glittery. I love how the color changes under different lighting.. and I'm extremely impressed with the quality/craftsmanship. Can't wait for my next BAL ~ Hopeing for Grey (Plomb?) city with Silver GH..