We’ve been diligently working on putting together Holiday Gift Guides that should help everyone figure out what handbag to give or receive this season. Somehow, though, I didn’t find the right gift guide to add this little number to, but it is worth its own post.
It’s no secret that I am a BBag admirer and carrier and while I love the classic-sized City bag, the Balenciaga Arena Giant Hip is too hip to pass up. I’m always telling you how I love a crossbody bag, and more often than not, I go out and don’t need to carry that many items. For days like that, a small bag with a long strap is as perfect as it gets.
With every bit of Balenciaga in a smaller package, 6.5″ length x 10″ width x 2.5″ depth, the Giant Hip remains true to the brands aesthetic. There is a zip top that leads to the interior and a thin shoulder strap that has a 24″ drop. On this exact bag, Barneys offers an ideal winter hue of blue, dubbed “Light Atlantic,” and my favorite rose gold hardware. For those of you looking for a bag like this and hoping for a manageable price, the Giant Hip is priced at $815 at Barneys.
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