I Balenciaga and am quite obsessed, but I'm pretty disappointed in the most recent bag I bought, an '06 carmel first. The long tassel thingies fell off after only a few weeks of wear. Has this happened to anyone else? I carried a fake Bal for 2 years (I didn't know it was fake until I found this forum and was enlightened..it was a really good fake, though. .) and it held up better than the real one! Did I just get a dud or is it a problem with other people, too?