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What’s cheeky, fun, and a light-hearted take on the ubiquitous basket bag? Well, have a look at Balenciaga’s new Bistro XS Basket that has just arrived at the French luxury brand’s online store for your shopping pleasure. Perfect for takeouts and even a quick trip to the grocery store, the 40 cm (from tip to tip) by 30 cm bag is woven from faux calfskin (not leather or the conventional raffia), making this a fuss-free piece that’s low in terms of maintenance as well.
Priced at SGD1090 each, the Bistro XS Basket will come in 5 different colours comprising Black, Optic White, Red, Sky Blue and Yellow. Each bag (or basket, if you prefer) will be sold together with an extra strap, one that’s long enough to be strapped casually across the body or slung over the shoulder with ease. There’s also an inner zipped pocket for keeping cash and coins, while the extra luggage tag finished with the Balenciaga logo will be good for storing a card or two.
A statement-maker from all angles, this fresh and fun accessory is also different from the Hourglass and Neo Classic bags which have dominated the shelves at Balenciaga of late. In other words, if you’re craving for something new and unique, the Bistro XS Basket could be the one to add to your cart right now. Do note that limited quantities are available online, but you can try calling the Balenciaga customer service at 3163-9996 to reserve a piece (or two) at the boutique near you.