Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Is the Balenciaga "All Time" Tote channeling Celine?

Celine has gained massive popularity over the last few seasons with the ever so popular Luggage tote bags that has been seen on many celebrities, bloggers & fashionistas.  I had to do a double take when I saw a new Balenciaga bag called the All Time Tote.  It is strikingly similar to the Celine Mini Luggage!  The price isn't cheap either as it goes for well over 2k ($2445 to be exact).  

The All Time Tote is very different from the motorcycle bags because it has smooth structured leather with stiff standing handles made from calfskin.  It also similarly boasts a teeny logo "Balenciaga Paris" on the front of the bag which the Celine luggage also has.  The only thing is missing is Celine's iconic wing shape but Balenciaga adds a shoulder strap which deserves extra brownie points! 

What do you think? Yay or Nay? Does anyone who owns both a Balenciaga and Celine want to chime in with their bag experiences/preferences?  All I can say is imitation is the best form of flattery!

The All Time

The Celine Mini Luggage: 
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Celine: The Envelope bag from 2010:

I must admit I am becoming a fan of Celine but have yet to bite the bullet.  If I were to get one I'd get the adorable Nano bag which comes with a shoulder strap! As seen below on Joey Ma from his blog.. so fierce! 

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