Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Balenciaga City goes even smaller: Introducing the Nano style

First off, I just wanted to wish all my readers a very happy and healthy new year! Best wishes to you and your family! 

The mini bag trend continues into 2017 as Balenciaga has recently shrunk their iconic City size even more!  The new Nano style is their smallest version of the bag, measuring at 7" x 4.5" x 2.5" with an adjustable shoulder strap of 23".  This tiny bag will not hold much, probably a regular sized smartphone, lipstick, credit card holder and maybe a couple of keys. It is very adorable to look at but probably it not practical if you need to carry a lot.  It is currently retailing for $1075 at Matches Fashion.  

Also available at Neiman Marcus is the Nano City with the metallic edge hardware for slightly more at $1175 in black and gray

I'm in the market for a new bag and I really want to take the plunge on the Mini City for an upcoming trip! 

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 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