Hi ladies, I'm not new to the PF, just new to Balenciaga subforum. I know I'm getting into trouble venturing in here because bbag owners are such devoted fans of their bags...and I really don't need an obessesion outside of Chloe and LV! Somehow I can't seem to help myself though... I am in the market for a new rouge/red or black bag and I've been eyeing Balanciaga. Before I go and purchase one I'd like some advice. As with all bags, there is the "ideal". For example, when I purchased my Chloe Edith I wanted the leather to be pebbled and the bag to have lots of "wrinkles". Stiffness was not allowed! Some designers have bags that are uniform (LV) while others do not. I know Balenciaga bags fall into the former category. My question is this: 1) What attributes should I be looking for in a bbag? I know this may depend on my own personal taste but is there a general "ideal"? 2) I would like a cute over the shoulder smaller bag. Which model should I go for? I prefer something smaller, in the max. 15 inch width wide range. 3) What makes the bbag so appealing for its owners? Thank you for all the help you guys can provide!