i am so excited! i just recieved my 06 city oxblood from balny, and it's so beautiful! i love everything about the bag, but the sides of the tassles are white with a tint of red dye, and they look like they are about to split. even my extra bundled tassles have the same prob. it's weird... i also have the 06 emerald day bag and the tassles are perfect and tightly glued well. i guess, every bag is different in it's own way. it doesnt really bother me much, i still love it. here are some attached pix. i tried the best i can to take a good pix of the bundled tassles, sorry it looks a little blurred. but you can still see the white.