Balenciaga

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When you look at celebrity snapshots as often as I do, you sometimes get the impression that you’re doing something wrong. You could be brunching better. You could experiment a lot more with your fashion choices.

Balenciaga Classic Metallic Edge Iridescent City

One of the greatest bag feats Balenciaga ever accomplished was whipping shoppers into a frenzy over the Motorcycle Bags’ seasonal colors in the design’s early days. (We have have some gorgeous photos of some of the design’s rarest colors.) Since then, the clamor has died down a bit, and shoppers have gone back to normal levels of bag obsession, which isn’t exactly a problem.

Balenciaga Papier Triple Zip Around Crossbody Bag

When the Céline Trio became one of the most sought-after bags around, it was kind of funny to me. Don’t get me wrong; I bought into the hype and purchased two Céline Trios and really love the bags, but it’s also incredibly simple–almost too simple.

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Balenciaga is one of the many brands that’s had turnover at the top of its creative hierarchy recently, but unlike Dior and Raf Simons or Lanvin and Alber Elbaz, the brand was quick to name Alexander Wang‘s successor: Demna Gvasalia, a Louis Vuitton designer during both the Marc Jacobs and Nicolas Ghesquiere eras and one of the founders of obsessed-over Parisian indie brand Vetements.

Rare Balenciaga Bags

Often when I’ve talked about Balenciaga, the discussion of rare colors and the right season/year/color arises. There is a long thread (dating back to 2006!) on the PurseForum that deals with the rarest Balenciaga bags, which gives great insight into the discussion and reasoning behind which bags are most sought-after.

Balenciaga City Metallic Edge in Maldives

The craze over Balenciaga Motorcycle Bags took hold strong around in the mid-2000s, when the quest to hunt down the perfect color, season and leather hit an all-time high. Bubblegum, Magenta, Apple Green and Seafoam were color finds that haunted collectors, and they still do to this day.

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Although Balenciaga bags weren’t how my interest in accessories started, they played a big role in sucking me into a full-on obsession. It was the mid-2000s, and any fashionable woman who fancied herself the least bit edgy was at least considering adding one to her collection.

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This bag wears a lot of metaphorical hats. It's neutral, but the blue edging gives it a brightness. It's small, but not too small to carry what you need. It's minimal, but not in a fussy way. We think it's pretty perfect. Balenciaga Papier A6 Zip-Around Bag 7 Comments Read More
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Man, Kylie Jenner is really growing a great handbag collection. It all started when I fell hard for her Givenchy Antigona, and I shamelessly follow Kylie on Instagram (along with 21 million others) to peek into her life.

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I've been intrigued with Alexander Wang's use of marble since he started his tenure at Balenciaga, and now it's made it to the bags in a meaningful way. The shape of this marble logo plaque mimics one of the design elements of Balenciaga's iconic Motorcycle Bags, which provides some cohesion among the brand's different accessories lines. Balenciaga Nude Work XS Tote 8 Comments Read More
Balenciaga Metallic Edge City

Balenciaga released its metal-edged bags a couple of seasons ago, and yesterday, I found myself taking a look at all of the versions on Balenciaga’s website. When I came back to PurseBlog to see if we’ve shared these bags with you, and realized we haven’t.

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Saint Laurent’s Sac de Jour has quietly-yet-deliberately infiltrated the hearts and minds of celebrities over the past year. It’s not that the bag itself is remarkable; it’s really not, which may be part of the appeal.

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