Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A spin on a classic: Balenciaga Metal Plate

Balenciaga has decided to reinvent their Classic Motorcycle line by adorning their bags with shiny palladium plates on the front.  Instead of their traditional lambskin leather, these bags are made of (hopefully more durable) shiny calfskin. They have an interesting contrast of smooth golden toned studs against the silver toned plates. So far they have the Classic Metal Plate City and Mini City available for purchase.  

I find it very interesting how they like to change up the hardware styles now.  Mixing metal colors on a handbag is something very novel to me. What will they think of next?
Rose Petale City
Noir City

Noir Mini City

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Possible price error at BG?

I was browsing on the Bergdorf Goodman website and saw a possible price error for the Bleu Azur Clair City.  It is labeled "Metallic Edge Classic Mini City Crossbody Bag, Light Blue" but dimensions and pictures lists it as a full sized regular City measuring at 10"x15"5.5" priced at $1325.  It does ship directly from the store, so I'm not sure what they will send.  If you do get a regular sized City, it would quite the cost savings at $500! 

*Disclaimer: I am not sure what you will receive based on the description, it could be either the mini or regular but the description matches mostly with the regular sized City.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

S/S 2016 Balenciaga Color Swatches

I wonder what Balenciaga has in store for us next now that A. Wang has stepped down as creative director! I would love to see G21 hardware make a reappearance. As a reference, I've put up the color swatches for Spring 2016 collection. Source PF.

S/S 2016
Pre-Collection: Noir, Gris Fossile, Gris Charteux, Beige Liege
Bleu Azur, Rose Hortensia
Marron Cognac, Bleu Maldives, Rouge Safran