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Balenciaga might have called its latest tote Hardware, but you will not be able to find much of it on this squarish-looking open tote. Instead, this bag is devoid of metallic embellishments and loud monograms, save for a tiny ‘BALENCIAGA PARIS’ printed right in the middle. Crafted in organic cotton canvas, the Hardware looks set on winning the fans over with its lightweight design, and you will be pleased to know that it’s now available in 2 sizes for your choosing.
The one in small measures 32 cm wide and 25 cm high, while the larger one is significantly wider (and taller) at 46 cm by 33 cm. Both bags are fitted with dual leather handles so you can comfortably tote them wherever you go. As for those who prefer alternative ways of carrying, the smaller Hardware tote is sold together with a removable strap (50 cm length), allowing you to have it slung if need be.
And if you’re keen to get your hands on the Hardware tote right now, prices range between SGD1550 to SGD1790 for both sizes. Even better news? Balenciaga is running a special customisation event this weekend, and you can to add initials to your tote, as well as have it airbrushed by an artist if you wish. Happening this Saturday at Balenciaga Marina Bay Sands (21 August 2021, call 6688-7157) and Sunday at Balenciaga Paragon (22 August 2021, 6732-0207), do give them a call to make an appointment before heading down for your personalisation session.