At Bragmybag we not only talk about the latest releases and collections, but we also do like to point out the newest handbags that stand out from the crowd. Whether it’s a classic or a contemporary bag, we love all of them.
Just like this new Balenciaga Mini City Belharra bag. The Mini City is the smaller version of the popular Classic City Bag and is already well known in the fashion world. But have you ever spotted the newest style called ‘Belharra’?
The brand name is printed proudly on the front with the famous France city ‘Paris’, you can’t say no to that right? Made from canvas, which is trimmed, with rosy pink calf leather. And on the top of that, it’s refined with shiny silver hardware, which adds a luxe note to this playful piece.
Because it’s partly made from canvas, the experience is totally different. But as a fashion obsessed, you’re obligated to add some different mixes in your wardrobe and perhaps this beauty is qualified for it.
The color is perfect for this season and because it comes with an adjustable, detachable shoulder strap, things can’t get better. Carry it on your shoulder or grab the handles. The exterior features a zipped pocket and the interior is made with a zipped and slot pockets.
Measuring 6.5’ x 9’ x 4’ (H x W x D) inches, priced at $1085 USD or €925 euro via MyTheresa.
If you want to glam-up while maintaining a simple, non-intimidating facade, the Louis Vuitton City Steamer Tote is the one for the job! For the office diva who’s trying to balance both style and functionality, this piece is absolutely perfect. Think about the possibilities you can come up with this one! It has all the space and features you could ever wish for in a bag.
Since we love LV so much, we were able to feature this exact piece. For more deets about prices and sizes, you can click on the link below.
READ: Louis Vuitton City Steamer Tote Bag
Just know that this baby can carry a lot of your essentials, so you never have to worry! It has Toron handles with Dora handle mounts and a removable leather strap, which allows you to carry it with ease.
Get your very own Louis Vuitton City Steamer Tote Bag now!
Can’t afford the Chanel Classic Flap Bag? No worries, there are plenty of contemporary Chanel bags to choose from. In fact, there are so many styles that you don’t even know where to start.
There are bags that look similar to the Classic Flap Bag but much lower-priced (let’s do not say cheap, because its not cheap!). Like the CC Carey Flap Bag, we will do a review about that bag later on.
But today, the story is starring the Chanel City Rock Bag. Oh and did you know that the Chanel Castle Rock Bag exists?
READ: Chanel Castle Rock Bag.
But let’s get to the point, our friend Betsy went shopping the other day at Bergdorf Goodman. She wanted a seasonal Chanel Bag from the Spring Summer 2015 Collection and was interested in the Chanel CC Carey Flap Bag. But her interest soon faded away when she spotted the Chanel City Rock Bag from the Pre-Fall 2015 Collection.
You see, the Chanel City Rock Bag is everything but ordinary. The gorgeous chains, the beautiful quilt and the newest CC logo makes your heart beat faster.
Zoom-in on the CC logo and you will read ‘CHANEL’, ’31 RUE CAMBON’ and ‘Paris’. To make it more sophisticated, the center is featured with another CC on a round-shaped embellishment.
Listen to Betsy story:
It’s from the Spring/Summer 2015 collection called Chanel CC Carey Bag and is currently available (as of 7/5/2015, I almost bought it, but got a City Rock bag from Act 1 pre-fall 2015 instead) at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC for $3500-$3700 (medium/large size).
It’s a beautiful lambskin, and is somewhat durable, but can become damaged more easily than the regular caviar or calfskin or goatskin bags. It is leather inside, and has a beautiful silver chain and CC. It’s a very beautiful bag, but not for every day.
So I questioned her: Betsy why did you choose the City Rock Bag instead of the CC Carey Bag?
See image of the CC Carey Bag in the comment section here…
I decided on the City Rocks bag because it will be more durable for everyday.
The City Rocks bag is a little bigger than the medium sized Chanel CC Carey Bag but comparable in size to the large CC Carey. The City Rocks is goatskin instead of lambskin, which is the leather of the CC Carey bag.
The finish on the leather of City Rocks is more durable and can handle wear and tear and sustain scratches better than the CC Carey. The City Rocks and the large CC Carey are same in price, and the medium CC Carey is $200 less. The City Rocks bag is also part of the pre-fall 2015 collection, and the bag has never been done before and at this time is not going to be reproduced.
Therefore, I think between the durability and it being a brand new style, I went with the pre-fall collection. However, the CC Carey is very ladylike and beautiful and I still have my eye on it. I included a pic of the City Rocks bag.
What a great detailed answer. Betsy, thank you for sharing us your story. Congrats with your new purchase.
Here’s the brown color shared by Trish.
Medium Chanel City Rock Bag: $3500/$3700 USD, €2800 euroOther Brands
The classic tote makes an epic comeback in the form of the Balenciaga Metallic Edge City Bag, a medium-sized goatskin carry-all that’s about to become your next best friend. With hand-stitched, double leather handles and a removable shoulder strap, this baby is sure to do all the carrying (and impressing) for you.
It has a top-zip closure and metallic edges, with self-finish studs that add up to its beautiful finish. A leather tassel zipper pull gives it an extra ‘oomph’ in the glam department, as well as a mini leather-framed mirror for instant touch-ups. Ain’t that handy?
For the organized, ‘put-everything-in-its-place’ junkie, this bag could be all you need – an impressive front zip pocket, an interior zip pocket, and double phone compartments keep all your worries at bay. The girl who’s always on-the-go would surely love a Metallic Edge City Bag to keep her company during the hustle and bustle of city life.
The handbag comes in a variety of colors, such as Maldives (a light blue which is reminiscent of summer), pretty pastel Peach, and classic neutrals such as Blue and Black. It measures 10” x 15” x 5” in. (H x W x D), and is priced at €1545 EUR or $2125 USD, available via Balenciaga online boutique or via MyTheresa.
We’ve recently seen a review of their Louis Vuitton replica Pochette Metis but unfortunately its owner wasn’t really happy about it. Now it’s time to see one of the bags they’re usually good for, the Balenciaga City bag replica!
So take a look and see if this is a replica Balenciaga bag you’d love to own yourself or not!
Spoiler alert: my friend was happy with her purchase! But I can’t say I’m surprised. Here’s what she told me:
“Hi Eva, here is the bag I told you. I’d like to hear your opinion about it. What I can say is that the leather is really soft and beautiful, but I don’t know if it is similar to the original. The mirror came inside the bag, so I attached it to the handle as I could. I’m looking forward to hear from you.”
After taking a good look at this replica Balenciaga City bag, all I could say is that it’s wonderful! Here is what she wanted to add to her Fangfangbag5.209.idcice.net review:
“I am so glad you like it! I was in love with it from the moment it arrived. I bought it from Fang Fang, cuz I see you recommend them to Balenciaga.
Feel free to say all the pros and flaws of it. But please also say that people from Fang are really adorable, they always responded really quickly to all my emails and doubts. And the delivery took exact five days. The only thing I was a lil bit sad about was that I had to pay an additional tax of 40€ when it arrived in Europe, but when it arrived was totally worth it.”
I personally prefer to pay an additional tax if that means I’m going to get a beautiful replica bag like this! And their good customer service is one of the things that made me add them to my most trusted replica sites list. And in the end what matters the most is whether you feel that you got your money’s worth or not.
What do you girls think about this Balenciaga City? Would you recommend another site for good knock off Balenciaga bags?Other Brands
Although Balenciaga bags weren't how my interest in accessories started, they played a big role in sucking me into a full-on obsession. It was the mid-2000s, and any fashionable woman who fancied herself the least bit edgy was at least considering adding one to her collection. Despite still being in college, I did more than consider--I bought.
My college job (selling appliances and TVs at the Athens, Georgia Best Buy; it was very glamorous) didn't pay all that well, as you might imagine, but my living expenses were so low that the job did give me an opportunity to forage eBay for good deals. In the space of about two years, I had four Balenciaga bags and the thrill of designer acquisition had ruined me for life. I only have one of those bags still in my closet, and although I eventually moved on to other brands, the classic Balenciaga Motorcycle Bag still has a very special place in my heart.
I thought my days of wanting to buy Motos were well behind me, but a couple of seasons ago, Balenciaga decided to miniaturize its City into a crossbody version and managed to stir a little interest (as well as a little nostalgia) in me. Now that the brand is making the Mini City with its throwback Giant hardware, I'm just barely keeping up my resistance to the idea that I need to get back on the City Bag bandwagon. Based on how quickly colors of this bag seem to sell out, I'm not the only person with a reignited Balenciaga curiosity.
Below, check out some of the Mini City colors currently available. Of course, with Balenciaga, the colors are everything.