Monday, January 24, 2011

Butterflies Tote

Al Duca D'aosta has just received this new styled tote in Ardoise.  I have never seen this before until I spotted it for sale on this site.  From the looks of it; it screams organization!  It even has a zip compartment on the back of the bag, which can be handy to keep a wallet or cell phone. I get why they call it the "Butterfly" tote since it looks like the two flap compartments are thought to be the "wings" of the bag.  The trapezoid shaped style lacks a shoulder strap, which is something I use every time I carry my bag.  It is priced at €995 which is about $1359 USD so it's almost equivalent to the price of a Classic City.  There are no dimensions of this bag listed, so we're clueless as to what size  this bag is.

My take: It is an interesting new style Balenciaga has created.  I'm not sure if I'd purchase since it does not have the shoulder strap.  The flaps seem a bit funky looking to be hanging half way off the bag.  The more flaps = more corners that would eventually get wear/darkening.  So I'm going to have to pass on this one. Has anyone seen this bag in stores yet?

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