So I used to be obsessed with Balenciaga bags especially when they first came out. I dreamed of owning one and once I did I felt so special carrying it. Now there are so many good fakes out there that it's taken that special feeling away. I think this was magnified when two girls I know were both carrying fake Balenciaga City bags one in black and the other in a reddish color and I realized that I was the only one who would notice that they weren't real. The only reason I knew they were fake was because of the inside of the bag. Grrr. Do you think Balenciaga bags have lost their appeal to some extent? Also my new dream bag is a Hermes Birkin. Do you think that bag will retain it's special quality? Would you get rid of Balenciaga's for a Birkin?