I couldn't wait to post this! So I received my Balenciaga from Neiman Marcus this morning. I don't have time to do a review yet but it will be the first thing I do this weekend. But I do want to give you my initial thoughts.
First of all the bag is GORGEOUS and the color is beautiful! It is called Rose Blush which is the same color as the bag I got from Maja who purchased it from NBF. The only difference is the authentic has rose gold hardware and the one from NBF has silver hardware.
Right off the bat I can tell that the color is not the same. The one from Neiman's is a much darker peach color where the one from NBF was a very light peach. I love both colors but if I had to choose one I would prefer the lighter color of the replica.
Now I am not sure what this means. Either Balenciaga has another lighter Rose Blush or NBF got the color off and it never existed. But I honestly don't care because I love this bag THAT MUCH!!!
Then I felt the leather and OMG!!!!! The leather of the authentic feels nothing like the replica and you know what??? The one from NBF which was only $90 (including shipping) from the sales section feels WAAAAAAAY BETTER than the one from Neiman's. The authentic is just over $1,700.00 (after taxes) and it doesn't feel as nice as the $90 replica - how crazy is that?!
I'm not saying it doesn't feel good but it almost doesn't feel like real leather. The one from NBF was buttery soft and feels super luxurious but the authentic one feels somewhat dry and rubbery. I just cannot believe this!!!!
Now as far as size goes I believe they are the same. I don't have the one from NBF here with me so I can't compare them side by side but just eyeballing it I think they are the same.
So the color is off and the leather is off but I am soooooo happy that the $90 feels better than the $1,700 authentic version!!! Woo Hooo!!!!!
I'll take pictures and video this weekend though I wish you could touch the leather and see what I mean. Even my employer's wife prefers the one from NBF!