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.
Once you fall in love with the Classic City Bag, there is no return. You buy the next one, the next one, and you can’t make up your mind which color you want because you like so many.
And if you love the Classic City Bag, you will also adore the brand-new Balenciaga Classic Metallic Edge Money Wallet.
Yes, it’s inspired by the Classic City… do you see the ‘Self-Finish Studs on the Edges?
The Metallic Design gives this wallet an impressive look – it stand-out, especially if you choose black with Palladium hardware.
And honestly, how many Wallets look like these? It’s truly one of a kind and you can only shop it at Balenciaga store.
Made from durable leather – Shiny Grained Goatskin. And because it’s a Long Wallet, all your necessity essentials can be stored inside. It also features with a flap top, snap closure and leather tassel zipper pull.
You can find a zipped coin pocket, front zip pocket, 4 bills compartments, 8 credit card slots in the interior. The logo Balenciaga is also embossed inside. Measuring 7.4’ x 3.7’ x 0.8’ (W x H x D) inches, priced at $655 USD, 445 euro via Balenciaga e-store.
Balenciaga released its metal-edged bags a couple of seasons ago, and yesterday, I found myself taking a look at all of the versions on Balenciaga's website. When I came back to PurseBlog to see if we've shared these bags with you, and realized we haven't. So here I am; it's past time that we discussed this slightly updated version of the classic.
Balenciaga has never hit as big as it did with the Motorcycle bags, and I feel like it's fairly safe to say it never will again. The Motorcycle bags made such a massive impact on the handbag world, and it's not often that a design goes from cult favorite to It Bag to classic. There have been so many colors and versions over the years, and a lively resale market has sprung up for the most sought-after colors and leathers.
The metallic edge adds dimension and a little spunk to an already cool bag. There is both silver and gold edging available, and I love both equally for different reasons. I have a City bag right now, but I'm loving the Mini City and would love the additional style the metallic edge finishes adds. Balenciaga clearly knows a good thing when it has it, and adding this small update changes the bag and gives it a new edge.