Ok, so “giant hip” is perhaps not the most positive set of words for most women, but stick with me here – this bag is worth it. I’ve been conducting a search for my perfect mini crossbody bag at a perfect price over on PurseBlog Savvy, and I think I know why I’ve not been able to find one that makes me want to settle down and have a family with it – my perfect minibag can’t be found at a perfect price.

I love the Balenciaga Giant Hip Crossbody Bag and none of you can stop me. It’s small, it’s brightly colored and I want to take it everywhere I go. It will only hold my keys, cards and Blackberry, but I guess I don’t really need anything other than that, do I? I mean, my sunglasses live on my head, not in my purse. I’m good to go.

This little guy is just so darn cute. I’m a Balenciaga fangirl through and through, and I love that they shrunk down the motorcycle aesthetic that I so thoroughly love to fit in with the current minibag trend. The colors range from the sunny, summer-appropriate yellow that you see here all the way to black (and include everything in between – this is Balenciaga, after all), and I defy you to tell me that you can’t find a shade to suit your wardrobe. The strap can even be doubled over through the handle attachment to serve as a small shoulder bag.

For those people out there that don’t dig the Balenciaga aesthetic, this bag isn’t going to convince you. But if you’re like me and love the tough hardware and super light-weight leather in all of its candy colors, then I’ve found your perfect minibag. Now only if the price was commensurate with the size…Buy through Balenciaga for $745.

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  • cge

    It is too funny that I should log onto purseblog this morning, only to find your review of the bag I just returned to the store yesterday!! It was only in my possession for 24 hours. I purchased a khaki green color not seen on the balenciaga web site. I agree with Amanda…I do think it’s a fabulous small crossbody bag, which is what I’ve been searching for. But the reason I returned it is that I’ve never been a fan of the Balenciaga bags, and it just wasn’t “me”. Would love to hear what others think!

  • NancyH

    I LOVE Balenciagas bags
    Also this one but i need it BIGGER haha
    im not into the crossbody bags throught
    ;)

  • Amy

    I just received a chain strap, black leather and leopard print calfhair cross body bag/clutch/shoulder bag (it can be worn multiple ways). I thought I was done with crossbody bags after sophomore year of college (wristlets look way chicer). But I really like it! However, it’s much larger than this Balenciaga one. I’m all for bright colors, but my bag needs to be more functional than this. Even for shopping – what if I want to stop and read my book with a cup of coffee? (fb)

  • BLynnT

    I don’t usually love crossbody bags, but I do love this one! And I think you’re right that it’s not such a bad thing to only be able to carry the essentials… although I would need to add in a chapstick to your existing list. Love the yellow! (fb)

  • gin

    Such a cute bag! And I love the colour! Such a perfect bag for summer! (fb)

  • Katie

    Love it. Perfect for traveling too! Do you know when it will be available again? It says on the balenciaga website that it’s unavailable in all colors.

  • Shelly

    OMG i LOVE this!!
    so perfect for summer! (fb)

  • marian T

    love the yellow, perfect for spring/summer (fb)

  • justa9url

    I have the LV Eva clutch but I needed something bigger for crossbody so I got a RM MAC which I’m LOVING. And now this is out….oh my…. I’ve been wanting something from Balenciaga and this is gorgeous. But I’d have to see it in person first. =) (fb)

  • Ruth

    From a strictly aesthetic point of view, you can’t go wrong with Balenciaga anything. But if this bag is the same size as the Make Up clutch (which I have…and LOVE), I don’t think I could use it as an everyday bag. My MU is a tried and true essential, but it goes IN my purse. (fb)

  • Melody

    cute! absolutely love the color! =D (fb)

  • Rosanna

    This is too cute! Although, I’m not sure how functional this bag would be; I carry a lot of stuff! (fb)

  • Mika

    love it.. even the color.. im so in to crossbody bags.. anthing w/ straps if i may add

  • Mika

    ove it.. even the color.. im so in to crossbody bags.. anthing w/ straps if i may add (fb)

  • Pat

    I don’t have a crossbody bag, but this makes me think twice. Bal does the best colors and their leather is superb. Really liking this bag. (fb)

  • Karen

    I’m really liking that yellow! All my bags are so dark – thats very tempting! (fb)

  • Celeste

    The sizing on the B site says it’s 16″ long? That sounds huge? (fb) Very cute though! I love the yellow although the Sorbet is my favorite color of theirs this year. But it’s sold out :(

  • Sofia Nolan

    gorgeous, I might add this to my `have-to-buy list` :)

  • Stacy

    While I am not a crossbody fan, I must say that I do like this bag. The variety of colors are so fun (except black & brown – they’re typical). It’s also nice to be able to carry JUST the essentials and not have to lug around a heavy bag all the time. This is do-able. :) (fb)

  • reneeo

    I have this bag in purple and I just LOVE it. I have earlier version of it in red (with the short handle). This one is about an inch longer and that surprisingly makes quite a difference in space. Neiman’s had the exclusive on them last year. I love that the strap can be doubled thru the handle cuz we don’t always want the crossbody. This bag easily holds the essentials. Now I want the yellow. Wonder if Neiman’s has them? Maybe I’ll go look today! ((They used to be $695)

  • Pamela

    I’m not a crossbody fan but I do like this bag…I think it’s super cute! It’s the best time to buy a few balenciaga before the price increases in May! (fb)

  • Kadri

    special attention to the details (fb)

  • Valentina

    Not for me. Not into yellow, never been, but yes I love that is small and crossbody. Would absolutely buy it in another color.

  • Cate

    very cute! The yellow is perfect for spring (fb)

  • Apricote

    Love it!

  • Yoonmee

    I LOVE it! I especially love the bright yellow color. Sooooo cute.

  • hoofbeats95

    great spring color. I just can’t do crossbody bags. I look like a whale. :( (fb)

  • stephanie

    It looks just like the MU bag but with a long strap added. If it’s larger then I would love it! (fb)

  • Danica

    I’d settle for giant hips if it means getting to carry that around. I LOVE it. Love the color, and love crossbody’s. (FB)

  • Barb

    I find a small crossbody perfect occassionally! Seems a lot of money for a bag I would use 5-6 times a year. But it is cute, not fond of the yellow! (fb)

  • Heidi

    I would love one. It’s sooo cute :) (fb)

  • mai

    This bag has won me over!!!! I am gonna go to Nordies to check it out. So excited! (fb)

  • covertanjou

    I LOVE this bag. I have suddenly fallen in love again with crossbody bags, and I really, really want this one! (fb)

  • Cassidy

    Got to add this to my wish list! I love it (fb)

  • Liz G.

    This is a great bag!! (fb)

  • Kayla

    I adore this bag! Love it!! (fb)

  • Kim

    adorable but the name is unfortunate. lol (fb)

  • Heather

    Cute but definitely not a fan of the name.

  • courtney

    Great bag, great shade of yellow! (FB)

  • Charlene

    Gotta have one!!(fb)

  • Jessica

    I just bought this over the weekend!!! Looooove this bag!!! Super cute!

  • Debbie

    I love that u can carry it like a small shoulder bag since I hate hip bags. Price is not bad at all. (FB)

  • Donna

    Well, it is a great bag but you sure don’t want to advertise the Giant Hip part of the name. I do love the look and the color though(fb)

  • Cindy

    I adore this bag!

  • Kellie Wilson

    Very cute. Balenciaga is my fave purse brand and I love the fun color too! (fb)

  • sharron

    beautiful (fb)

  • Cora

    I love this bag! (fb)

  • elizabeth

    love the bag, hate the name – reminds me too much of my bad points!! (FB)

  • Ali

    I am a crossbody bag person and I REALLY like this one!

  • candyshop19

    Oh my god! It’s perfect for my style….and I love yellow!! ^_^ (fb)

  • Ashley Allen

    Great color, and looks like a good size. (fb)

  • dguerrero3

    I love Balenciaga & I love this bag! (fb)

  • dabfl

    cute (fb)

  • Debbie

    looks like a great bag, but not a fan of the yellow. (fb)

  • Lily

    this bag is super cute, and i LOVE the yellow.. but still too pricey for me unfortunately (fb)

  • Shine

    Price is good! and yellow is one of my fave color, but i appreciate the one in cyclade i prefer that color, and this what makes this bag more exciting because its come in 7 colors, you’ll have alot of option. Size is also good, comes very handy when i travel and makes me a travler in style.. (fb)

  • Kizzy Vatcharakomonphan

    Wow the Moutarde just screams right at me! Another one I need to have for my Balenciaga family (fb)

  • Maryann

    Have been looking for a mini-crossbody and couldn’t commit. This one looks like it might do the trick! (fb)

  • Tamee

    Now this yellow I really love! (fb)

  • Susie

    Nice color, I like the details on all of Balenciaga bags I hope someday I can afford one. (fb)

  • Jane

    I’m in love with this crossbody bag. This is the first year that I am truly into crossbody bags, and I think this is the winner. Yes its expensive, but you pay for what you get. I love the yellow as well. I am really into yellow right now.

  • Liz Gibson

    Absolutely gorgeous! This is the perfect yellow!

  • Liz Gibson

    (fb) sorry

  • Sammi

    Not doing it for me. Been looking all over for a crossbody bag in anice rich color and size that I like but still haven’t found it. (fb)

    • smoocherooch

      I was having the same problem couple of months ago. I decided to purchase a Marc by Marc Jacobs and it was the right choice. You should have a look and I think the price is resonable.
      MJ’s bags are practical and can be a resonable with pricing. I hope this helps =)

  • ceejay

    that is soo gorgeous (fb)

  • Lianne

    I quite like it, but that yellow is hideous. I would go for the blue or the brown on the website. And it looks big enough to hold my stuff on a light day. (fb)

    • MATHILDE

      Want to look like a little miss sunshine ! love ♥
      (fb)

  • Gelynn

    Gorgeous bag!! (fb)

  • Carol

    Love it! (fb)

  • Marsha

    i love that handbag!!!!! a pretty yellow………. (fb)

  • swags

    I’m not a big fan of crossbody bags and while this one could be cute, the shade of yellow is a bit much. I wish the yellow were softer. (fb)

  • hannah

    nice but i have a feeling this is too small for me…

  • hannah

    nice but i have a feeling this is too small for me… (fb)

  • raleine

    it’s a nice bag but from your description i think it would be too small for me and i am not liking the colour that much. (fb)

  • Tina

    Eeekkkk! I love it! I’m sure it doesn’t help that I’m on a b-bag kick at the moment. Love the yellow!! (fb)

  • Jocephine

    Too small for me but its cute! (fb)

  • Jacqueline

    Woo! I love bbags! I would get this! (fb)

  • joana

    oh my! i love the color! :) (fb)

  • Connie

    I am not a crossbody fan but the color is gorgeous! (fb)

  • Lily

    Design is simple and elegant! But not the colour for me.. (fb)

  • Kate

    its an adorable bag but i feel like if i was going to buy a balenciaga i’d start with a city bag…

  • Lilly P.

    I don’t like the color. (fb)

  • Lee-Anne

    I love this bag!!! (fb)

  • sohhee

    Cute! (fb)

  • nikki

    I love this pop of color its so nice and bright yellow is a surprising color because its such a bold color but its a great investment (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    Voont Vahnt (fb)

  • ad

    oohhhh ahhhhhh… its like they’re reading my mind. i was kinda hoping that balenciaga would come up with something like this. love it! most probably will love it more in other beautiful colors.. (fb)

  • Jessica Chuang

    I luv it! It’s so cute! And hip bag are so convenient!
    Luv the colour too~

  • Jessica Chuang

    I luv it! It’s so cute! And hip bag are so convenient!
    Luv the colour too~ (fb)

  • MizzJ

    Very cute! I love the fun colors and the edgy hardware.

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  • Karin bag4bag

    I am sure you will be very happy together ! What a gorgeous bag – love the fun color. (fb)

  • Alex

    Looks cute and yet stylish to not be mistaken for your teenagers’ bag. Nice that they give us the choices of color – just yellow would be a deal breaker. Very cute and unmistakebly B (fb)

  • Ying

    I love this! If only I didn’t just get a makeup clutch. (fb)

  • Dawn

    I like it! (fb)

  • Kori

    It’s cute, but $745 seems like a lot for a tiny bag.. Maybe if it was in the under $500 range I’d be happier… (fb)

  • louis vuitton

    I was playing with this bag the other day. Make note ladies, it’s pretty big. Also stock images do not do justice. It’s a gorgeous bag in person. I get it in handbagsmama.com last week, it’s a great shopping journey

  • Jane

    $745 for a tiny bag is a little to steep but i’m liking the yellow alot it’s perfect for spring/summer. (fb)

  • sweetkakes

    it is a gorgeous-looking bag =) but too small for the price (fb)

  • Lauren

    Love the colors, obviously, but it is quite steep for a crossbody. Although I’m seriously in love with my Rebecca Minkoff cross so if I had an extra $800 I’d grab it. (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    no yellow for me. would never pay that much for any bag. that’s two car payments for me! (fb)

  • madz

    i love balenciaga so much! this bag isn’t an exemption… =) (fb)

  • Helena

    ♥♥♥ (fb)

  • Loquita

    I want this bag…BADLY. But the price has me holding back, waaaaah.

  • robyn

    It’s just okay for me….yellow doesn’t do a thing for me!!! (fb)

  • CC

    Just made my first bbag purchase not even a month ago and I’m ready to go back for more! Love the color! B-) (fb)

  • Julia

    I just love the color! (fb)

  • Alanna

    love it but so much money for so little bag! (fb)

  • Karla

    I’m loving the yellow. (fb)

  • jennifer

    The yellow on here looks neon, but in real life its actually a mustard color. (fb)

  • Mai

    Wish that wasn’t the name of the bag… “giant hip” I don’t want giant hips… :(

  • Ping

    I have never been a fan of the motorcycle style balenciaga bags and all it’s various cousins. The studs look like thimbles or nipples to me.. That said, I have a gorgeous messenger style Balenciaga bag that does not have any of thimbles sticking out.

  • Su

    I love this!! Awesome colour.. Trendy big bag even Mums can use! (FB)

  • Lizzie

    This is the cutest thing ever! The color is AMAZING
    (fb)

  • Yenli

    ooooh what a cute bag (fb)

  • Maria

    adorable! Bal bags are my weakness! (fb)

  • Shani

    I love the golden yellow color. The detail in the front really makes this bag unique. (fb)

  • Sasha

    Love it…. GSH is adorable plus cute little purse !

  • Sasha

    Love it…. GSH is adorable plus cute little purse ! (fb)

  • Joy

    Never was a great fan of Balenciaga.
    Therefore, not really a big fan of this bag.
    And not a fan of yellow.
    Sorry Purseblog :(.
    (fb)

  • Tiff Chao

    Not sure about the color. I’m also not really into the size and structure of it. (fb)

  • Rachel Tiller

    My dream purse (fb)

  • satany_caftan

    I’m in love with all the colours of the balenciaga rainbow and love the gaint hardware. (fb)

  • Rachel Tiller

    Summer summer dream!!! (fb)

  • Glass Of Venice

    Hey, i like this color. It perfect match for spring season.

    Venetian Glass

  • Sheri D

    Its cute, I’m usually a fan of black, but even the yellow here looks nice. (fb)

  • Caroline

    I love Balenciaga – always fun bags – hip but not too trendy…..just recently started wearing their new fragrance and receive lots of compliments on it….(fb)

  • Jocelyn

    Looks fun to own :) (fb)

  • coachbags

    coach bags It looks very nobleit is very beautiful,Color and style looks very fashionable

  • Adrienne Zedella

    noyellow for me (fb)

  • Nika

    love crossbodies but they hurt my neck (fb)

  • mtsft

    love crossbodies and in yellow.fb

  • faith24

    yellow is one color i never wear. and no crossbody for me (fb)

  • Catt

    I love color. I love balenciaga. The soft touch of leather is just amazing. I love the fact it is so light weight and so many colors to choose from. One of my top choices for travelling or shopping when you want your hands free.

  • Jocelyn

    I’m commenting because I really want to win a Linea Pelle bag! (fb)

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