Unlike other logo designer bags, you've to know Balenciaga to ID the bags. It's one of the reasons I like them so much. They're so understated yet unique. Recently, I had lunch with one of my girlfriends. She's an outdoorsy girl who doesn't care a bit about her apperance/outfit, let alone shoes or handbags. I was completely surprised when she noticed the bag and commented on how much she liked the bag (a Cognac box). Anyway, it's just an ultimate test for me.... to have somone so "objective" fall in love w/ the bag. It's enough for me!