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Meet the Monaco, a bold accessory that embodies ultimate comfort thanks to the use of buttery-soft Arena calfskin. The bag first debuted with Balenciaga’s Fall-Winter 23 collection, winning hearts over thanks to its adaptable design. But 2024 brings a new chapter with the padded Monaco Mini bag.
Trading flexibility for irresistible charm, this new-in size measures just 25 cm wide and 22 cm high. It may lack its predecessor’s shape-shifting prowess as the OG size works both as a tote and a foldover flap bag. But what it loses in terms of adaptability, it certainly gains in unadulterated cuteness.
The fuss-free Monaco Mini bag opens via the BB logo hardware magnetic clasp to reveal a roomy interior. A zip pocket and dedicated card slots helps with organising essentials, while extra side snaps let you expand the bag on the fly for impromptu shopping sprees.
Practicality does not end there, however. The chunky chain strap switches between an elongated sling style and a polished shoulder bag in a snap. The perfect all-day everyday companion, it lets you go from daytime errands to evening soirees in a cinch.
Choose between the elegant and timeless black Arena calfskin and silver metallised Arena calfskin for a touch of futuristic flair. Retailing at SGD2250 and SGD2350 respectively, the Monaco Mini is available at Marina Bay Sands and Paragon boutiques, or Balenciaga Singapore’s online store.