Designer Showcase: Balenciaga
We have a serious Balenciaga crush going on at MC at the moment. We see Balenciaga bags during our buying trips every now and then but, when we went to NYC last month we hit the jackpot, (meaning we landed four of these highly coveted bags!) which is why we decided to feature the brand in our Designer Showcase this week.
Balenciaga is a European luxury fashion house that creates ready-to-wear collections for men and women. The brand was founded in 1919 by Cristobal Balenciaga (1895-1972) and defined many of the greatest movements in fashion from the 1930s to the 1960s.
Today, the brand is most famous for its line of motorcycle purses which come in every size, shape and color you could ever want (and some you didn't even know you wanted).
Balenciaga bags are so highly coveted because they are made from the softest, thinest, and most lightweight leather available. These bags feel like buttah but don't let that fool you, these babies are extremely durable. Also, every bag has a unique appearance; you'll find different lines, wrinkles, folds and smooth spots in the leather of each purse which means that no two bags are identical. One final fun fact about these gorgeous bags is that each one comes with an attached compact mirror.
Check out the link below for a blog post that sums up why this brand is a personal favourite of MC owner, and self-proclaimed bag addict, MLT. Her favourite reason: girly, but tough!
Purses we scored in NYC last month (left to right): Matrix Parachute bag in Vert Fonce, Matelasse Quilted Bowling Bag in Ivory, Le Dix Motorcycle Lariat bag in Ivory, Large Motorcycle City bag in Black.