It’s no secret I am obsessed with Balenciaga bags lately and have been thinking about getting a Balenciaga City bag. And then I wanted the Celine Boston Tote… then the Chanel Executive Tote… then the Chanel 2.55… and well… we all know these are all really expensive and let’s be honest here: I cannot afford more than one of these.
After much consideration and debate… I have finally made up my mind that I will splurge and get the Balenciaga City! I’ve wanted it for so long, and it’s of great quality. My shopping habit has shifted from buy cheap stuff that will last me a while just because of impulse buy, to buying items of higher quality (and most of the time, inevitably expensive) since they will last longer. Obviously that means I will be shopping less but I am okay with that! Less is more right?
But now comes the more difficult, and more important question… which one should I get? Regular hardware, giant 12, or giant 21? Gold/Rose Gold/Silver? Which colour? Too many options! I have narrowed it down to a few to choose from, and now I need your opinion!
Basics on the bag:
It’s made of soft vintage crafted lamb skin. Measures 15″W x 9,5″H x 5.5″D. All City bags have black cotton lining, and comes with a removable shoulder strap.
So the City bag comes with 3 sizes of hardwares: regular, giant 12, and giant 21. The regular hardware is made of aged brass, giant 12 comes in rose gold or silver, and giant 21 comes in gold, rose gold, or silver.
I don’t like the silver, or gold. Giant 21 is too… well giant for me. So it’s down to either regular brass, or giant 12 rose gold. Here’s the two for you to compare! (They are both of the same colour and same type of leather, I don’t know why they look so different!)
Regular Aged Brass Hardware
Giant 12 Rose Gold Hardware
As you can see… the regular City has a tassel hanging off it while in Giant 12, it got replaced by this stubby thing. I really want the tassel but at the same time I want the rose gold… what do I do?!
Oh gosh, here’s where there are soooo many options! Regular City comes in 10 colours, and thankfully, Giant 12 comes in only 5 colours. I know I want something more classic, that will go with all outfits (since I am spending big bucks on it). So it’s down to Black, Anthracite (a dark dark grey that is slightly metallic), or Gris Poivre (a darkish greige) (only for regular hardware). The black are the ones I showed above, and here are the anthracite and gris poivre.
Regular City in Anthracite
Giant 12 City Rose Gold in Anthracite
Regular City in Gris Poivre
The regular City will cost $1545, whereas the Giant 12 City sells for $1895. (This is the price in USD, does anyone know how much they are in Canada?)
So…. any thoughts? Do you have any Balenciaga bag and how do you like them? Do share in the comment! I wish you all a great and relaxing weekend!
(all images via Balenciaga.com)