I’ve been obsessing lots over Balenciaga of late ever since I paid a smart fortune on a pair of pants that I chanced upon at Club21. Then it was the Bazar Shopper that made me crush on the French luxury house even more, and as much as many out there still think of it as a joke of a bag, I’m still very keen on buying one for myself. Today, that obsession continues with something from the mens collection, the Balenciaga Mens Carry Shopper that’s another bag most of you will either love, or hate.
Looking nothing like a typical Balenciaga bag save for the ‘cracked’, slightly wrinkly lambskin leather that’s synonymous with their bags and SLGs, this 44 cm by 37 cm shopper must be Creative Director Demna Gvasalia’s subversive way of elevating common bag shapes by finishing them in the best leathers. That was the case of Bazar Shopper, and that also seems to be case for this.
Available in Black, Bleu Sulphate and Jaune Colza (a bright summery yellow), which incidentally are all signature colours for the luxury house, it actually comes in 2 sizes, with M being the 44 cm by 37 cm I mentioned earlier, and the L coming in at 54 cm by 37 cm. Priced at USD1620 and USD1965 respectively online, no word yet if they will be available in Singapore or its prices in SGD, so expect another update in due time.