Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Article: Barneys New York gets 'First' handbag design

Just an interesting article that was posted today on the San Francisco Chronicle website about the Limited Edition Balenciaga bags at Barneys.  It's probably not new to us Bal lovers, but since Bal makes it into the headline, it's definitely worth posting about!

A 10th Anniversary Classic Bag by Balenciaga Paris is seen on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 in San Francisco, Calif.

Barneys New York gets 'First' handbag design

Wednesday, July 28, 2010
In the post-It handbag era, a few have nonetheless joined the ranks of classics. Balenciaga is honoring the 10th anniversary of head designer Nicolas Ghesquière's now-iconic fringed, double-handled motorcycle bag by reissuing exclusive editions to select retailers. The "First" design, for Barneys New York, comes in lizard-like black stamped leather and features signature brass hardware, a plaque marking it as an anniversary bag and - surprise! - a leopard-print lining.

$1,245, Barneys New York, 77 O'Farrell St., San Francisco.