Saturday, April 14, 2012

“In a Balenciaga you were the only woman in the room - no other woman existed.” -Diana Vreeland

I've always thought the Balenciaga City was a classic, must-have bag. Part of the fun of Balenciaga is that they make bags in really fun colors. I've been waiting for them to come out with the perfect red and gold combination, and the Hamilton leather Bordeaux colored City with the new giant hardware was perfect. The hamilton leather seems more durable than the usual, sort of slouchy Balenciaga leather. I love the contrast that the gold hardware brings, and I also love that it's not so big and heavy as the regular hardware. All in all, this bag was honestly the perfect Bal for me! This post is pretty photo-heavy, so I apologize in advance! :P


I got my Bal from Barneys and they gift wrapped it perfectly! :)

















What was in my Bal today: LV agenda, iPod, Tom Ford Nico sunglasses, Hello Kitty for Sephora compact mirror, Ice Breakers mints, MbMJ key case, MbMJ wallet




 Overall, this bag is just perfect. It's not too heavy and the color stands out just enough; it also goes really well with my wardrobe. This bag is currently only available (to my knowledge) at Barneys.com. I bought it in person at Barneys and it was the last one. Somehow, I always manage to get the "last one" of everything haha, and even though I don't believe in fate, it's always nice to think that maybe this particular item was waiting just for me. Yeah, I'm silly. :P Anyway, this leather/hardware/color combination is stunning and it's also available in a clutch, a wallet, a cosmetic case, a Part Time bag, a mini wallet, a zip pouch, and a Velo (this Velo is in Glycine but I saw the Bordeaux Velo at Barneys. Glycine is amazing too. I want a Glycine City now, too xD).

17 comments :

  1. she is beautiful! you are such a lucky girl!

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  2. Oh my, I'm so jealous! I have been thinking about getting a Balenciaga bag, but the leather seems so fragile..

    - Victoria
    www.Vickkitas.blogspot.com

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    1. I was thinking that too, but the Hamilton leather definitely seems thicker and sturdier than the regular Bal leather!

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  3. I don't know if you watched "Friends" but I totally just did Janice's (Chandler's ex-girlfriend) "Oh...my...God!"...lol! That bag is beautiful! You deserve it!

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    1. Aw thank you so much!<333 I don't really watch Friends haha but two of my friends are obsessed with it :D

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  4. Oh gosh it's so gorgeous. Je suis très jaloux.

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  5. I was at Barney's last week and ended up getting the Coquelicot city as I was looking for a bright coral/red color. They still had the red Hamilton in stock. It's a beautiful bag, enjoy!! P.S. Did you request the gift wrap, because they just put mine in a bag.

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    1. That color is stunning too! What kind of hardware does it have? When I was there they only had the Velo and the Part Time left, and mine was the last City. :) I requested the gift wrap because I wanted a box for my bag haha :)

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  6. The color is so perfect! I'll have to keep my eyes out for it next time I'm out shopping. Congratulations!
    -Anya

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  7. Lol, I figured, you have to ask for the gift wrap, may be next time I will :) I love how they wrapped yours up, plus I love to store my scarfs in those gift boxes. I got the regular hardware, not sure if I saw the giant in that color. I actually first got the Velo and then came back the next day and exchanged it for the city as I realized the Velo was too big for me. They had so many pretty colors. I do have to say that I really loved the Hamilton's leather. Hopefully they will have one in black or grey sometime in the future.

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  8. what a beautiful color! i really love the colors of balenciaga bags! :D

    p.s. i love your blog!

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  9. Hi there

    I love this bag and am thinking of buying one! Can you tell me do the studs on the reverse of the handles have notches please?

    Thanks! I am now following your blog, it's cool!

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