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.


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.


Bag: Balenciaga Papier A6 Zip-Around Bag

Price: $1,595 via MATCHESFASHION.COM

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: 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.

Balenciaga Mesh Arena Classic City

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.


Bag: Balenciaga Nude Work XS Tote


Why It’s the Bag of the Week: 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.

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.


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.

Celebrity Bags of the Week November 18

You love celebs. You really love round-ups. So now, in lieu of our usual daily celeb features, we’ll be presenting our readers with a twice-weekly bag-carrying celeb smorgasbord. There’s something for everyone, so if you suffer from Kardashian fatigue, or Real Housewife fatigue, or Birkin fatigue (highly scientific studies show that they are all irrevocably linked), there are plenty of other attractive celebs carrying gorgeous designer bags upon which to rest your gaze.

Balenciaga Cabas Nylon and Leather Tote

Bag: Balenciaga Cabas Nylon and Leather Tote

Price: $1,175 via MATCHESFASHION.COM

Why It’s the Bag of the Week: Holiday travel season will be on us before you know it, and whether you need the perfect carry-on for an international flight or just a bag big enough for an overnight trip to your parents’ house, this lightweight, roomy Balenciaga tote fits the bill.

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