balenciaga-metallic-crocodile-wristletWhether or not you believe that clothing and accessories can qualify as art, you have to look at the Balenciaga Metallic Crocodile Wristlet and see, first and foremost, an art object. It’s uses (and, most likely, it’s production) are decidedly limited, but if I was to get my hands on it, I think I’d probably just hold it and stare at it anyway. The crocodile skin is treated in such a way that it almost reminds me of mother of pearl – it’s shiny, but in a way that does a beautiful job picking up the colors and the light around them, making the bag look eternally different. It’s finished with polished blue-green accents, which might be either polished stone or lucite, it’s impossible to tell, and a bold box-chain wrist strap. It doesn’t look like it would hold much, and I’m sure it costs an arm and a leg, but it’s just so stinkin’ beautiful that I don’t really care. Where do I sign up?

Picture courtesy of Style.com

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  • Krista

    What do I think Amanda?……………… WANT! lol. No doubt, it’s gorgeous. I wanna know what the price is and dimensions are though. If it’s 5k, it might make me change my mind lol.

  • Laura

    It is beautiful, but I would probably be too nervious to carry it. I am sure it is a small fortune.

  • Ashley

    This is to die for! What’s sad is that I would pay all that money for it and be able to carry SO little in it, lol.

  • QueenMAB

    It is just completely DROOLWORTHY. I love it. But I live a clutch-less existence, so…sigh

  • MissLoveChanel

    OMG I MUST have one! This design is perfect and the colors are absolutely ethereal.

  • chloehandbags

    If it’s real crocodile, I’d have to pass for animal cruelty reasons, but I love the design and the mother of pearl type finish.

    Shame it’s not mock croc.

  • Jenny

    Stunning, I would love to carry this little baby around for spring! Balenciaga seems to be all about the shiny this season, and I am ALL IN!

  • Behonce

    Croco Skin? Checked! Pearl sheen? Checked! OTT? Checked!

    Glam and Bam in a bag!

  • anna

    i wonder how much this tiny bag costs…. it does look pretty.

  • rorosity

    The finish on that leather is TDF. Love the pearly finish. Croc kind of creeps me out (I have a really bizarre fear of crocs), but the design is cool. I’d love to know what this costs.

  • Zarka

    I like Balenciaga handbags…but this one is expensive and has more glamour for my style….

  • Shawna

    Are you kidding – this needs to find it’s way to me. I think it’s an amazing work of art.

  • Merve

    This really is a work of art wow. Probably costs loads but I WANT.

  • hazel

    Wow, it looks so interesting. I’m not sure if I love it or sorta dislike it. I like it as eyecandy but would never wear it

  • dulcedeleche

    What a beautiful bag. Its so unique!

  • me

    It’s really pretty. I’m not a personal fan of exotics but it is absolutely beautiful.

  • Ji

    OM.. this is soo pretty, def. an art piece. Its inspiring really, your’e right it does remind me of a pearl or the inside of a shell.. So good~

  • stella

    oh no, Bal! No, I can’t say I like it. The colors are GORGEOUS though, but the bag itself, no. I think the chain might turn me off. But other than that, it’s pretty unique but the colors are divine. But this bag is not for me, I’m sure the other ladies here can look hot in it, though.

  • Julia

    This wristlet is absolutely beautiful! I’m usually not into the animal/crocodile print but that mother of pearl effect just does it for me. I’m in awe…

  • mette

    This definitely is a wristlet for her ,who already has everything money can buy. I like it too, but would change the blue&green parts.

  • piratesbooty

    It is very pretty but I would never be able to use it. I would be worried about something happening to it!

  • Holly

    This bag is definitely an art piece. I wish more design houses would put out pieces like this.

  • Kerria

    This is so beautiful I think I’d like to wear it around my neck to make sure everybody saw it!

  • Rochelle K

    This is sooo cool. I mean, besides the fact that I wouldn’t be able to fit my CAR KEYS i this, I dont care! I want it!!! =)

  • Jen

    This is the first Balenciaga that I’ve gone gaga over.

  • Janice

    Love the colors, I’d say this is a very different bag in a league of its own.

  • Cait

    this bag is gorrrrrgeous.

  • Kira Elvey Lopez

    I just saw a similar (nicer) one at Barney’s (60th and Madison) 2 days ago. It has the coolest handle-also shiny croc, but more taupe color. It is $13,500. I love it. If I strike it rich-I would hot foot it right over to Barney’s and buy it and just look at it! Stunning!

  • Kendra

    It looks kind of weird, way to pricey though. (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    what a great wristlet! so unique! (fb)

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