Sunday, October 9, 2016

New Style: Balenciaga Mute City

Continuing with their minimalism aesthetic (see previous post on their Blackout collection), Balenciaga has introduced the City Mute.  The name is very peculiar but this new style moves their famous hardware studs to the sides of the bag and shifts the exterior zip pocket upwards.  The shape is simplified with straight lines and the whip stitch lacing is no longer on the handles. By doing this, it makes the bag far less "busy" looking, hence creating another minimalist version of the the Motorcycle line. Its very refreshing to see that they will take a classic and spin it into something that is on trend right now. 

Currently the Mute City is offered in a cute XS size and Small size at MyTheresa. 





Monday, September 5, 2016

New smaller sized Balenciaga City

Balenciaga has introduced a new size for their Classic City, called the City Small.  It is smaller than the regular sized Classic City but slightly larger than their Mini City bag. 

What I like about this size is that it comes with a longer cross body strap. I am all about the convenience of a hands free purse.  It's a good in between choice for those who think the City is too big but then the Mini is too small! 

Matches Fashion has it slightly cheaper for $1495 where as Balenciaga.com has it retailing for $1645.  I usually shop at Matches if I can't find a cheaper price anywhere else since the currency conversion rates offer a small cost savings. 

Measurement Comparisons
City Mini:
Width 9.4in/24cm, Length 6in/15.3cm, Depth 3.4in/9cm, Handle drop 4in/10.2cm
City Small:
Width 11.6in/29.8cm, Length 8in/20.3cm, Depth 4in/10.1cm, Handle drop length 3.4in/9cm
City Classic:
Width 15in/38cm, Length 9.4in/24cm, Depth 5.5in/14.3cm, Handle drop length 5in/12.6cm



Sunday, September 4, 2016

Style Minimalism? Balenciaga Blackout Mini City

It seems like minimalism is the current hand bag trend.  Buyers want timeless and simple silhouettes that will carry into the next season. To keep up with the this current movement, Balenciaga has yet again revamped their City by taking away all the flashy hardware and replacing the leather seam lines with perforation lines. This little bag is called the Blackout Mini City and retails for $2100. I think it is a very interesting take on the Classic City and is good for those who want to downplay the attention on what they are carrying for a handbag.  

It reminds of Mansur Gavriel style aesthetic of clean lines and not a lot of hardware. It goes with the saying less is more! 

Balenciaga "Blackout" Mini City on Matches Fashion