hi everyone! missed being on tPF during my trip to nyc!!! i'm sad to report that i just got back, and i didn't get to go to BalNY! i ended up spending all my time visiting family and friends and going back to old haunts that i missed, which was really awesome. but, i did see more b-bags during my trip than i have all year in los angeles. there were tons of fake ones being sold by street stands. while checking in at jfk, i was standing behind a woman with a giant fake black b-bag. the hardware was so , and the stuff in her bag was stretching out the plasticy material. it looked worse than pleather! *shudder* in a bar, i saw a gal with a black mini b! it was really cute and looks like a great going-out bag if anyone thought it was too small. a great alternative to the first, imho. the highlight was when i spotted a girl with a beautiful lilac bag with great mauve undertones. she passed me by so quickly, but i think it was the 04 lilac. really gorgeous in person!