I fell in love with Balenciaga back in June of this year. Started myself off with a Navy Whistle and a Plomb First I then proceded to buy a Black City sight unseen. Unfortunately, the bag had some defects on it and I had to send it back. To make things worse, My pomb first had started to fade on one side just after a month! It really put a bad taste in my mouth and I put my beloved first away (mostly because I feared it would get worse). Recently, I pulled it out of my closet and started to use it again and I'm in love again! I've decided I'm just going to have to accept that it's the nature of the bag. I'll have to love it with all it's flaws (and will no longer order a bag online!). So here I am.. I've been lurking in the bbag forum drooling on the new SS08 bags for a week now. Unfortunately I've put myself on a bag ban until July 08 so I will have to wait for FW08 Sorry that was long - thanks for listening!