I got out of my classes today and had a little note in my campus mailbox - i had to drive over to mail services to get my Balenciaga! i swear it was the longest drive of my life (even though it was less than a mile) - so much anticipation! Here are the pics, i it! it's perfect and SO versatile! this may be the start of a large B-bag obsession... the pics don't really do it justice, it's so hard to get metallic leather to show up well on photo. i'd say it's not so much shiny as it is shimmery, which is my fave kind of metallic leather. if you're thinking about one of these bags, GET IT!