Balenciaga bags have got to be among the most wanted brand names of bags in current years. Favored by numerous stars, and likewise loved by publication editors and fashion fans, a Balenciaga bag is on the desire list of many trendy women.
A bit about Balenciaga – Christobal Balenciaga opened his very first store in 1914 in Spain. Later outlets branched out to cover more of Spain, and lastly, Balenciaga migrated to Paris. In 2001 Balenciaga entered into The Gucci Group. Nicholas Ghesquiere was designated Chief designer of womenswear and menswear. This appointment was seen as a little controversial and Ghesquiere was offered an opportunity to prove himself with an acclaimed collection to keep his title. He did, and his F/W 2005 collection was trendy, getting the brand celebrity fans and significant publicity.
Ghesquiere developed an innovative marketing program to prepare for the launch of his Balenciaga purse – the “Lariat.” He offered the first 30 handbags to well-known stars such as Kate Moss, and Charlotte Gainsbourg, who then spread the word for him and unexpectedly everyone sought a Balenciaga purse.
Stars such as Sienna Miller, Nicole Richie and Mary-Kate Olsen are typically seen with a Balenciaga handbag from the motorbike range in the latest colors. Some prefer the smaller sized “City” and “Work” designs; however, in keeping with the big bag trend of the most recent couple of years, the huge “Weekender” is most likely the most trendy of all. Each season a limited number of bags are launched, in a select number of colors at a time. The limited availability makes these bags even more exclusive, and the waiting list even longer!
Prices for Balenciaga purses begin at around $900. They are sold online at Balenciaga.com (the US only), and a couple of chosen online retailers. Often you might find a Balenciaga bag on Amazon.com and eBay, but they are typically bought quite quickly and will fetch a rather high cost (although probably still a lot less expensive than a brand-new one).
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