Hi everyone, I just received the box I ordered from bluefly last wed. It's so beautiful, now all of my worries have been calmed. The leather is super soft and it's definetly authentic. I got such a good deal on bluefly, 32% off retail. I just love balenciaga more and more I have to get the first now. just waiting for the fall ones to come out. here are some pics. p.s. to Susan eric, my distressing does seem as crackled as yours. and did yours come with a dust bag. Mine didn't, I'm about to call to complain.