Balenciaga bags continue to follow me around and dare I say haunt me. Following their 10th Anniversary Bags at Neiman Marcus, Balenciaga is welcoming another 10th Anniversary Special Edition bag to the mix, the Lizard Embossed First. You know what, I prefer this edition. The bags at Neiman Marcus are calfskin suede while this is vintage crafted lambskin. I am all about the feel of the bag, and I think this one gets my vote.


I am a fan of well-done embossing. But embossing is sometimes tricky to perfect. I would like to think that Balenciaga gets it done properly, but without seeing this bag in person I can’t say for sure. However, knowing Balenciaga leathers I am guessing this is both supple and thick. At first I really was loving the color fer, but I feel like it might be a bit washed out. Black is always classic and with dimensionality added from the embossing, it might be the perfect addition of chic. The First size was never my first choice, but I am really kind of digging this. Buy through Balenciaga for $1,245.

Which 10th Anniversary bag do you like most?

  • bindc

    As soon as I saw the picture, I thought, oooh, could this be the bag for Megs??? I think it is lovely. I love the color and the embossing is done well.

  • mochababe73

    I agree with you about the embossing which is why I am not really fond of it. Sometimes, even in leather, it comes off looking stiff and cheap.

  • annabelle

    such a reasonable price~!!!! <3

  • Bagolicious

    I think it’s a nice bag. I just can’t get into Balenciaga.

  • fashionflag

    It just another material for the old style, it can say be a new style? why Balenciaga design a new manner different the classical style?
    http://hermespurse.blog.com/

  • Karin bag4bag

    I LOVE the embossing on this bag. I think the lighter colors (not black) show off the grain of the material better.

  • Kellyx

    I would think this color is perfect too..looks like a mix of grey n lilac..I’m tempted.

  • Christine*

    Oh please, Balenciaga can do no wrong. it would be cute in the spring/summer for sure…

  • ingrid

    i had the pleasure of seeing this bag in person this past weekend at Holt Renfrew and i’ve got to say it’s absolutely GORGEOUS. it seems as though the lizard embossed treatment makes it feel much softer than the regular lambskin and it was just so smooshy and wonderful, i couldn’t stop touching it! Megs, if there was a perfect bbag for you, this line would be it! (bleu roi would be an excellent choice!)

  • Chiara

    I have this limited edition in black, the model is the city.
    The best bag I’ve ever had!!!

    Chiara

    http://www.forget-me-not-chiara.blogspot.com

  • hannah

    I just received my limited edition Rose the Bois from NM and I was speechless. I think i’ve got the same problem with you and your earlier return… :( the color looks nothing like the pics and it’s very very strange… :( as I got my friend to buy and send it from the US to Sydney I don’t know if I can send it back to her, get her to return (just too troublesome)… but i really really don’t have a connection with this one at all. gosh, what should I do?????

  • Lola

    i love it. its the perfect colour too !
    i soo want that ♥

  • kartika

    i’m confused between this 10th anniversary blue roi or the regular city blue roi in rggh… please heeelllp

    • leen

      i think the 10th anniversary is lizard embossed leather and the they use pattern material for lining, instead of usual lambskin leather and black cloth lining in regular city….

  • Canneiv

    It color is nice and suitable everyday wear. I love it…..

  • Elizabeth

    i always end up hating their LE and anniversary bags. I guess to OTT for me? My loss i guess! (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    great price and color (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    great color and price (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    such an interesting color balenciaga (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    lust—balenciaga! .. (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    so gloomy out but i love this bag (ipad)

  • Nancy

    I’m a little late on this but I just bought one from Neiman Marcus in Hawaii. Last one in lilac City. It looks almost nude when carried. I love it. The embossed leather doesn’t look cheap at all.