I live in Indiana and it is near to impossible to buy Balenciaga unless it's online. While shopping at Saks in Indianapolis a SA told me that he could order the handbag from New York and I wouldn't have to pay tax on it. I was so hesitant but so badly wanted this bag. I'm on the notification list at Aloha Rag, but I haven't heard anything in weeks. I took a chance and had him order the bag. Well, it arrived today, and as soon as I opened the box, this long thread reared its ugly stringy self at me. I looked closely and it's been pulled and a stitch has already come loose. I totally want to return it. Am I being too picky? This is a pretty big purchase for me. I called Saks and they said I could return it BUT on top of everything else. . I WAS charged Indiana sales tax.