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).