The Balenciaga Classic Mini City is a purse that may cause a fight at a Black Friday sale if there is only one left. Some purses just have ‘it’ and this is one of those purses. Exquisite styling, exceptional materials and extreme functionality makes the Balenciaga Classic Mini City a purse that is worth the price. This is the mini version of the iconic bag the “City”. The purse has hand stitched handles, adjustable shoulder and cross-body strap, aged brass hardware and a Balenciaga engraved plaque. The Balenciaga Classic Mini City has a phone compartment inside and even comes with a matching mirror. The purse pictured above is the Rose Coral color, but the bag comes in a nice variety of colors. This purse will make your the envy of your friends. With soft crafted vintage lambskin leather and the cotton canvas lining, this purse is quality inside and out!
Balenciaga Classic Mini City color chart:
- Hand stitched handles
- Adjustable shoulder
- Cross-body strap
- Top zip closure
- Aged brass hardware
- Leather tassel zipper pull
- Front zip pocket and Interior zip pocket
- Balenciaga engraved plaque
- Double phone compartment inside
- Leather framed hand mirror
- Dimensions:9″ x 6.5″ x 3.5″
- Material: Soft crafted vintage lambskin
- Lining: Black cotton canvas
Balenciaga is a fashion house founded by Cristóbal Balenciaga, a Basque designer, born in the Basque Country, Spain. He had a reputation as a couturier of uncompromising standards and was referred to as “the master of us all” by Christian Dior. His bubble skirts and odd, feminine, yet ultra-modern shapes were trademarks of the house. The house of Balenciaga is now owned by the French multinational company PPR. In 1986, Jacques Bogart S.A. acquired the rights to Balenciaga, and opened a new ready-to-wear line, Le Dix. The first collection was designed by Michel Goma in October 1987, who remained at the house for the next five years to mixed reviews. He was replaced in 1992 with Dutch designer Josephus Thimister who began the restoration of Balenciaga to an elite, high-fashion status. During Thimister’s term, a young Nicolas Ghesquière would join as a license designer, and eventually promoted to head designer in 1997.
Balenciaga is now owned by the Gucci Group (part of PPR), and its women’s wear and menswear is headed by Nicolas Ghesquière. Ghesquière, like Balenciaga, is a self-taught designer, and apprenticed to Jean-Paul Gaultier and Agnes B. The hip, fresh interpretation of Balenciaga classics, such as the semi-fitted jacket and the sack dress, caught the attention of the media as well as such celebrities as Madonna and Sinéad O’Connor. The brand is most famous for its line of motorcycle-inspired handbags, especially the famous “Lariat.” Balenciaga has six exclusive boutiques in the United States. One Balenciaga store is located on 22nd St in New York, NY. A second store is located in Los Angeles, CA on Melrose Avenue. Recently, a third store opened at the famous shopping center South Coast Plaza, in Costa Mesa, CA.