BALENCIAGA CLASSIC CITY BAG IN GRAINED CALFSKIN

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I remember the discussion on forums whether we should pick the Classic City Bag in Chevre (goatskin) or Agneau (lambskin). And there were a lot of opinions about this topic, because both of these leathers changes every year. In one year the leather is thicker and in the other year it’s softer. And there were no other choices for the Classic City Bag beyond these two leathers.

But the time has changed now. A few years ago, the Balenciaga Classic City Bag was only available in medium. Then they introduce the mini and the small size followed soon. The leather options have also been expanded – in 2015, Balenciaga releases the Distressed Calfskin version. And today we can proudly announce the Grained Calfskin.

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The Design

It was about time!!! Take a closer look at the leather, doesn’t it feel so much different? The Classic City Bag from a few years ago was crafted with little cracks in the leather to enhance the motorcycle inspiration. This vintage-like leather is still available today.

Basically besides the leather switch, the design hasn’t changed at all and that’s good, because iconic elements should never be modified. The buckle hardware on the bottom sides, the front zipper, and the long zip leather tassel are all there. You can still feel the motorcycle touch on this bag. However, the grained calfskin did changes the experience, because it looks smoother and feels less urban. The grained calfskin leather is also durable and scratch-resistant.

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The Interior

For those that are interested, the interior is made with one large compartment, a zip pocket with Balenciaga signature engraved, a double phone compartment and a leather mirror.

The Sizes And Prices

It comes in two sizes; the small and medium.

Balenciaga Classic City Small Bag: 
Size: 11.7’ x 8.2’ x 3.9’(W x H x D) inches
Prices: $1750 USD, 1345 euro, £ 1085 GBP

Balenciaga Classic City Medium Bag: 
Size: 14.8’ x 9.4’ x 5.5’ (W x H x D) inches
Prices: $1885 USD

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8 Reasons Why We Simply Love the Chanel Classic Flap

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Let’s switch gears for a second. PurseBop’s been thoroughly raving about her Hermes fixations. We’ve discussed 8 reasons why #PurseBopsGoneKellyCrazy and 8 reasons why the Birkin is the Ultimate Holy Grail bag. However, PurseBop also has quite a bit of Chanel appreciation to spread too. Although a handbag aficionado never truly needs a reason to love a bag, let’s discuss a few reasons why we’ll forever be enamored with the Chanel classic flap.

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1. There are endless options.

When you think “Chanel classic flap”, you probably envision a black quilted bag with gold hardware. However, the Chanel classic flap family is quite extensive and diverse. The flap comes in 7 different sizes with 3 of them specifically designated as “mini”. Each season, Chanel produces the classic flap in new materials and colors, which totally expands the possibilities and aesthetic of this seemingly traditional bag.
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2. It'll get you through every situation.

Given the many different styles of the classic flap, you can carry it in both formal and casual affairs. The long jewelry chain adds a dose of flair, but also makes it easier to carry the bag crossbody or on the shoulder. The double “CC” is a statement of its own, but leaves you feeling assured all your belongings are secure.
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3. Classic flaps hold their value on the resale market.

We recently debated the advantages and disadvantages of viewing your bag as an “investment”. Statistically speaking, the Chanel classic flap tends to retain its value on the resale market since prices continue to rise each year. If you ever want to move on from your CC treasure, you might stand to gain a pretty penny – or at least get back what you paid.
More on Chanel Prices in the features below:

Global Price Implications on Chanel Street
The Chanel Mini: “Small is the New Big..” (full Chanel Classic Flap price chart)
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4. It's justifiable on many levels.

We all love the look the classic flap, but we can’t deny that the steep price tag leaves us hurting a little bit. Eventually, the pros start to out weigh the (mostly cost prohibitive) cons. You might be spending a lot of money already trying to find happiness with other trendy bags that eventually lose their appeal. The classic flap has already proven its versatility and longevity in the handbag world. After snagging the perfect classic flap bag, you’ll have no regrets. It’s truly a bag that keeps on giving!

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5. It will make your collection feel more complete.

The Chanel classic flap is a dream bag, a staple, and a go-to. While we may search for other bags, it’s easy to come back to the classic flap because it is such a hero in a collection as it serves so many purposes while still looking classically chic.
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6. It's a cult favorite.

If you haven’t gotten on the Chanel bandwagon yet, the infatuation will eventually hit you. Everyone and their grandmother has either at least considered or owned a Chanel bag. Again, how can you not – it’s Chanel and arguably THE bag of all bags. Celebrities can’t get enough CC either.
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7. The impeccable quality and luxe feel is undeniable.

The classic flap bag embodies luxury in every aspect from quality of materials to detail in design. An insane amount of craftsmanship goes into the creation of just one Chanel bag. PurseBop documents the whole process in The History of the Chanel Classic Flap bag feature.
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8. It is timeless perfection.

Whether you choose your classic flap in traditional black or the most eccentric, embellished pattern, it is a living testament to Chanel’s heritage and vision. The silhouette is timeless, but each new rendition and design shows the classic flap’s ability to evolve with the modern woman.
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Is the Chanel classic flap one of your most loved bags too?

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Covet That Classic: Lady Dior

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Do you find yourself unable to walk pass the windows of Dior without a double take at the exquisite bags in the store front? You’re not alone!

Rare is the beautiful Lady Dior bag in iconic Dior “Cannage” stitching, especially in exotic crocodile or python leather. I’ve always wanted to own this perfect top-handle tote in medium size, though I’m often spoilt for choice between the five available sizes, from micros to large shopper totes.

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The Lady Dior, created in 1994, met instant success. It embodies a strong identity and elegance, carried by hand or worn over the shoulder. This perfect tote also comes in popular smooth lambskin and shiny patent leather. I lean towards the nude lambskin beauty though I’m split between gold or silver hardware.

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This classic bag was named after Princess Diana, though it wasn’t always Diana’s bag. Originally named Chouchou–meaning favourite, the transformation happened when Diana, Princess of Wales, was photographed with the handbags several times over. Dior soon baptised Lady Dior as a tribute to her. As I would, for this lady of great philanthropic works and unrivalled elegance.

Although the design appears simple, true quality never can be. Over a minimum of eight hours and several craftsmen in a workshop in Italy are involved in the making of each bag. 130 pieces of sanded, dyed leather hand-stitched and manually cut, to form the structure of the bag is protected at the base with 43 pieces of metal fused together. So when you’re purchasing a Lady Dior, you’re investing in a lovingly made quality piece.

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But what gives the Lady Dior its couture style? It’s a combination of its cannage stitching on quilted leather, the feminine and elegant arched handle, and not to forget, the lovely jewellery charms–four letters spelling D-I-O-R–that sway and jingle delicately with every step. Way to make an elegant entrance!

Beyond the patent and lambskin leather variations, many of the Lady Diors feature intricately rendered floral close-ups, as well as exquisite tweed exteriors and exotic leathers. To add a piece of each to my collection is my dream museum!

Indeed, Lady Dior has become one of the most iconic accessories and bears the mark of the House of Dior’s inimitable style. Own this classic bag emblematic of Dior and pair it with feminine flair and confidence, like I did, today!
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BALENCIAGA CLASSIC CITY EMBOSSED PATENT LEATHER BAG

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Balenciaga Classic City Embossed Patent Leather Bag in Brown
Size: 24cm x 38cm x 14cm (H x W x D)
Price: $2,155 USD or €1,445

A classic is on the loose, ladies! Presenting, the Balenciaga Classic City Embossed Patent Leather Bag, a beautiful shoulder piece that’s bound to become your everyday pal. Out shopping? This is gonna cover for you. An office lady in need of a spacious (yet stylish) on-the-go piece? You got it. We don’t know how Balenciaga does it, though.

This ‘City’ style bag has an embossed black patent leather exterior that shines just as bright as you, bringing out your best. It is also adorned with classic tonal studs, adding up to its shine. It has a detachable shoulder strap, making it the perfect companion (imagine all the possibilities with this piece!). It has a two-way zipped top, which secures all of your personal effects. It even has a zipped front pocket, an internal zipped pocket, slot pockets and a framed handheld mirror that’s perfect for instant touch-ups. What’s not to love about this piece? Exactly.

You can get your very own Balenciaga Classic City Embossed Patent Leather Bag via MyTheresa.

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Balenciaga Classic City Embossed Patent Leather Bag in Black
Size: 24cm x 38cm x 14cm (H x W x D)
Price: $2,155 USD or €1,445

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Balenciaga Classic Mini City Embossed Patent Leather Bag in Black
Size: 16cm x 24cm x 9cm (H x W x D)
Price: $1,485 USD or €995

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THE NEW COLORS OF CHANEL WOC AND MINI CLASSIC FLAP BAG

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Trust me, you can never get enough of the quilt – whether it’s the wallet on chain, or the mini classic flap bag, Chanel makes you loco over their new co-co’s. With new colors that are sure to make any drab outfit spectacular, Chanel pushes its design limits to bring a pop of sunshine yellow (or a dash of blue) into your life. With pretty hues such as Chevron, or a bashful Pink, these bags are so ready to keep you company.

The wallet on chain is one of the most versatile pieces you can ever own – and possibly, one of the most indispensable, since it gives you so much to work with. Wear it with the chain and make it your own. Girls’ night out in a few hours? No problem – keep it covert and hide the chains inside to wear it as a handheld clutch. It makes day-to-night outfit transitions much easier.

On the other hand, the mini classic flap bag is an older sister of the former – equally endearing and revolutionary, this pretty little show stopper is about to give any outfit some va-va-voom in the glam department. The said design is making waves again as it celebrates its 60th anniversary – timeless and elegant, the bag is becoming even more popular and celebrated than in the past decades.

This season, get your hands on a couple (or even more, for extra measure) and make a statement! Let these bold, bright colors lead the way.

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CHANEL PATENT CLASSIC WALLET ON CHAIN

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Here’s the reason why you should ‘always’ visit the Chanel boutique when you’re shopping: ‘You will almost always find something new in stock that has not been presented on the website’.

And that’s like opening a box full of surprises, but the only difference is that you will be surprised.

Here, for example… is another new handbag from the latest Collection. It’s bright and shiny, almost eye-blinding but stunning. There are two sizes available and it’s almost like the Classic Flap Bag, isn’t it?

These two handbags are in small sizes, comparable to the Wallet On Chain handbags. Image carrying these babies on your shoulder, nice huh?

The small red mini bag comes with a short front flap and it features a tiny CC logo signature on the front – cute and striking.

What’s more?

Besides its shiny patent leather, you can carry it on your shoulder as it comes with a long woven chain links. This bag is perfect for the evenings or when you’ve a feeling that you want to carry mini bags instead of large oversized bags or tote bags.

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