hm.. i never try balenciaga. they remind me of the bag that you wear to workI loved this bag for a long time but never owned 1, I was so close to getting it when I saw a red leather on Ebay for good deal. I won the bid, but when I got it, I can see that the red color was really painted over & the paint smell was still lingering on the bag. The seller never disclosed it, I returned it & gave him a negative feedback. Of course he gave me a full refund, but I got so disappointed. I bought a Balenciaga w/ Giant Hardware instead & since then I got hooked & my love for Valentino just subsides.
Thanks guys! Sorry the pic isn't the best. Actually, I had one in red before I got this one and like a fool, I sold it. The red bag was older and the leather on it was even better than this one, if you can believe it. If I ever get a chance to get that bag back...'sigh'