When the Céline Trio became one of the most sought-after bags around, it was kind of funny to me. Don’t get me wrong; I bought into the hype and purchased two Céline Trios and really love the bags, but it’s also incredibly simple–almost too simple. I guess it showed up at the right time, when many shoppers wanted an easy, simple bag that could actually fit a bunch of stuff. While I still carry my Trios (they are great for travel!), I want a little something more, style-wise.

When I got my hands on the Balenciaga Papier Triple Zip Around Bag (sometimes called the Envelope Bag or Crossbody Bag), it was love. The bag rivals the Trio, as it also offers three compartments, but there is a much more distinct style and edginess to the design.

Similarly to the Trio, the bag has a long crossbody strap, but I’d venture to say it might be a tad more spacious than the Trio. I should have done a What Fits side-by-side comparison, so next time I grab this bag, I will do that for you. The leather is a durable calfskin, and there is a triangular flap on front that is very Balenciaga. The bag’s dimensions are 11″H x 12.6″W x 4.7″D and you can buy this bag via Neiman Marcus for $1,335.

Balenciaga Papier Triple Zip Around Crossbody Bag 1

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