- Oct 8, 2013
To all the wonderful TPFr's who have spent their time imparting their kindness and knowledge to me with all my questions and concerns on the beautiful Balenciaga bags. I have a Prada lux tote, assorted LV, MK, RM, Longchamp and Coach bags and adore each and everyone of them. They bring me a joy that only another handbag lover could understand. Sadly this beautiful little Bal First bag made me a nervous wreck, I couldn't get past that dry papery worn leather and it just didn't feel right when I put it on. What moisturizer to use, if I should even use moisturizer on it, will it tear, OMG it made me too nervous. I sent it back today because it really was not in the "very good" condition that was stated. I passed up many on the site and pulled the trigger on that one because it said it was in very good condition. It was extremely well loved and very worn which you couldn't see in the pics. When I took it in the light today I could see that the glazing on the whipstiching was all cracked as well. I'm just not up for all that rehabbing. I guess I will admire all of your beautiful Bals on the forum from afar and stick within my comfort zone. I guess it's true that you can't teach and old dog new tricks....but thanks to you all for trying, you are the best! Thank you so much.