Balenciaga Motorcycle bag


The Balenciaga handbag line has a long history. In 1915 the young Spanish designer Cristobal Balenciaga began designing fine fashions for some of the most notable women. Although Balenciaga had a few less successful years, the talent of designer Nicholas Ghesquire, who came on as creative director in the 1990's, has made the company hugely successful once again.


Balenciaga motorcycle bags are simply stylish and beautiful. These bags are an addition that is suitable for all women. These bags are definitely different from other bags. One of the features that have contributed to the popularity of these bags is the type of leather the Balenciaga motorcycle bags are made from. These bags are made from soft, thin and light weight leather. However, the fact that the bags are made from thin, soft and light leather does not mean that these bags can easily tear and wear out easily. Alternatively, this type of leather makes the bags durable and unique in appearance.


The Motorcycle Bags are available in classic, giant 12 and giant 21.


Features include:
  • Signature long leather tassels
  • Attractive silver tone stud accents
  • Mini buckle accents at bottom corners
  • Rolled double handles
  • Optional shoulder strap
  • Centered exterior zippered pocket
  • Interior zippered pocket
  • Matching cosmetic mirror


Color is one area where Balenciaga handbags appear to have no boundaries. You'll find just about every color under the rainbow, from teal to metallic orange. There are two seasons S/S and F/W. Each season has a pre-collection, and then a collection. S/S pre-collection colors are usually released December, and the collection is released in February. For F/W pre-collection, it is released June, and the rest in August. Black, White and Anthracite come every season.


But Motorcycle Bags could never existed in the first place. Ghesquiere tells that he made the prototype at the behest of company brass, and they dismissed it as too soft, too lightweight and too lacking in structure. As it turns out, all the things that they thought would make it unpopular are what make the design so beloved. People who have loved and adored Balenciaga bags over the years have one group of people to thank for it: Models. That’s right; if it weren’t for the models, there is no single Motorcycle bag.


Ghesquiere says that he convinced his corporate minders to allow him to produce the bags just for the runway show so that the girls would have something to carry while they walked, but the models (most notably Kate Moss) were so immediately smitten with the design that he knew he had a winning bag on his hands. When Kate Moss tells you that something is cool, it’s in the best interest of everyone who stands to profit to listen to her.

More than a decade later, with 100s of colors these bags became one of the most successful it-bags in history!


Styles and sizes:

  • First
Description: Hand stitched handles • Removable shoulder strap • Top zip closure • Aged brass hardware • Leather tassel zipper pull • Front zip pocket • Interior zip pocket with Balenciaga engraved plaque • Leather framed hand mirror • Made in Italy
Dimensions: 33.5cm W x 19cm H x 6.5cm D
Material: Soft vintage crafted lambskin
Lining: Black cotton canvas

City
Description: Hand stitched handles • Removable shoulder strap • Top zip closure • Aged brass hardware • Leather tassel zipper pull • Front zip pocket • Interior zip pocket with Balenciaga engraved plaque • Leather framed hand mirror • Made in Italy
Dimensions: 38cm W x 24cm H x 14cm D
Material: Soft vintage crafted lambskin
Lining: Black cotton canvas

First vs. City. Although they are similar in design, they are both significantly different in size.
The First holds a significantly smaller amount than the City, if you carry more than the essentials, it is recommended that you go with the City.

Velo
  • Description: Hand stitched handles • Removable shoulder strap • Top zip closure • Aged brass hardware • Leather tassel zipper pull • Front zip pocket • Interior zip pocket with Balenciaga embossed leather label • Leather framed hand mirror • Made in Italy
    Dimensions: 34cm W x 28cm H x 17cm D
    Material: Soft vintage crafted lambskin
    Lining: Black cotton canvas

Part time
      • Description: Hand stitched handles • Removable shoulder strap • Top zip closure • Aged brass hardware • Leather tassel zipper pull • Front zip pocket • Interior zip pocket with Balenciaga embossed leather label • Leather framed hand mirror • Made in Italy
        Dimensions: 43.5cm W x 22cm H x 18cm D
        Material: Soft vintage crafted lambskin
        Lining: Black cotton canvas

Work
    Description: Hand stitched handles • Top zip closure • Aged brass hardware • Leather tassel zipper pull • Front zip pocket • Interior zip pocket with Balenciaga engraved plaque • Leather framed hand mirror • Made in Italy
    Dimensions: 46cm W x 27cm H x 20cm D
    Material: Soft vintage crafted lambskin
    Lining: Black cotton canvas

Part Time vs. Work. The Part-Time is more of an east-west type of bag that comes with a shoulder strap. The Work looks like a larger version of the City, but without the shoulder strap.

Town
                          • Description: Hand stitched handles • Removable shoulder strap • Top zip closure • Aged brass hardware • Leather tassel zipper pull • Front zip pocket • Interior zip pocket with Balenciaga embossed leather label • Leather framed hand mirror • Made in Italy
        Dimensions: 34cm W x 24cm H x 8cm D
        Material: Soft vintage crafted lambskin
        Lining: Black cotton canvas

The Town is very similar to the First but is taller in height.

Twiggy
                            • Description: Hand stitched handles • Removable shoulder strap • Top zip closure • Aged brass hardware • Leather tassel zipper pull • Front zip pocket • Interior zip pocket with Balenciaga embossed leather label • Leather framed hand mirror • Made in Italy
                              Dimensions: 37cm W x 16.5cm H x 18cm D
                              Material: Soft vintage crafted lambskin
                              Lining: Black cotton canvas

                                                • The Twiggy is a log shaped bag that has a shoulder strap and top handles. Though it is shorter than the City, it holds just as much the City can.

Day
                          • Description: Hand stitched handles • Top zip closure • Aged brass hardware • Leather tassel zipper pull • Front zip pocket • Interior zip pocket with Balenciaga embossed leather label • Leather framed hand mirror • Made in Italy
Dimensions: 34cm W x 30cm H x 12cm D
Material: Soft vintage crafted lambskin
Lining: Black cotton canvas

Mini Pompon
                          • Description: Hand stitched handles • Removable shoulder strap • Drawstring closure • Aged brass hardware • Leather tassel zipper pull • Front zip pocket • Interior zip pocket with Balenciaga embossed leather label • Leather framed hand mirror • Made in Italy
  • Dimensions: 24cm W x 24cm H x 16cm D
    Material: Soft vintage crafted lambskin
    Lining: Black cotton canvas

    Hip
            • Description: Adjustable long shoulder strap • Top zip closure • Aged brass hardware • Leather tassel zipper pull • Front zip pocket • Interior zip pocket • Leather framed hand mirror • Made in Italy
    Dimensions: 20cm W x 14cm H x 4cm D
    Material: Soft vintage crafted lambskin
    Lining: Black cotton canvas


    Envelope
    Description: Flap front with magnetic closure • Aged brass hardware • Leather tassel zipper pull • Interior zip pocket with Balenciaga embossed leather label • 3 interior compartments • Leather framed hand mirror • Made in Italy
    Dimensions: 31.5cm W x 19cm H x 3cm D
    Material: Soft vintage crafted lambskin
    Lining: Black cotton canvas

    Fold
    Description: Aged brass hardware • Flap front with magnetic closure • Leather strings on zips • Interior zip pocket with Balenciaga embossed leather tag • Made in Italy
    Dimensions: 30cm W x 20cm H x 4cm D
    Material: Soft vintage crafted lambskin
    Lining: Black cotton canvas

    Handle
    Description: Flat clutch bag • Removable wrist strap • Top zip closure • Aged brass hardware • Front zip pocket • Interior zip pocket • Leather framed hand mirror • Made in Italy
    Dimensions: 29cm W x 22cm H x 2cm D
    Material: Soft vintage crafted lambskin
    Lining: Black cotton canvas

    Polly
              Description: Rectangular bowling bag • Hand stitched handles • Long removable shoulder strap • Top double zip closure • Aged brass hardware • Leather tassel zipper pull • Front zip pocket • Phone holder inside • Interior zip pocket with Balenciaga embossed leather label • Leather framed hand mirror • Made in Italy
    Dimensions: 35cm W x 21cm H x 15cm D
    Material: Soft vintage crafted lambskin
    Lining: Black cotton canvas

    Information source: lovebbags.com, balenciaga.com, purseblog.com
    Picture source: google.com, weheartit.com, balenciaga.com

    78 comments:

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    2. This bags are so beautiful i whant the pink! Beautiful blog, i follow you.

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    3. I love Balenciaga bags, and fell in love with certain colours. Thank you so much for the description and infortmation, must have been lot of work. Thank you!

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    4. Ooooo...I've always wanted to have the Part Time one. This line is such a classic! Great post:)

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    5. Wow Balenciaga Bags are awesome! I wish I would own one :)
      I want the one from the third picture.

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    6. Thank you :)
      Thouse bags are beautiful :)

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    7. The yellow one in the begiining is amazing, love it!
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    8. Balenciaga bags are fantastic !
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    9. i love to own one of those.. great informative post..thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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    12. This bag is so classic and gorgeous!!! looooove it so much!!!

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    16. If I could choose a designer bag, the black first motorcycle would be definitely be my pick. simply beautiful but a little edgy as well!

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    17. I love the town one! But still out of reach for me ;-)

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    29. great post!!! I love First ;)

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    30. it's nice to see a blog that is really interesting. I love how you give all the background information.

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    31. Anonymous4/20/2012

      The Balenciaga city bag is definitely one of the classics, but I think it's a bit overpriced for what is offers. Plus I've heard, that the color fades after some years, and the after sales service is terrible!
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    32. i like the beige version from the 4th pic!

      xx

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    33. It was interesting to read!!! Gorgeous bags!

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    37. Think I'm almost dying, this is my favorite bag ever!!!!

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    38. I especially love handbags!!!

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    39. I've been contemplating getting one of these bags for a while - they're just so effortless, and very timeless. To choose a colour.. that is the hard part!

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    40. love the pink "hip" bag and the yellow one at the beginning!


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    42. Love Balenciaga bags! Great roundup of them :)

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    44. what a cool blog you have! and I love this bag! :)

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    45. What lovely blog! Great idea and amazing fotos ♥ Love, Davina

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    46. Love all ♥ !
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    47. thanks for finding me...love balenciaga! i have the giant work black with pink gold studs! <3
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    48. This bags are awesome! Thanks for reading my blog!

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    51. ...AWESOME blog on bags here! love it!!! :)

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    52. i've white city....i love it! if you want take a look at my blog...we can follow each other if you like it! I hope...kisses

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    53. Ah these bags... <3 Love the blog by the way :)

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    54. I'm obsessed with Balenciaga. Such great photos.

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    55. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on these lovely Balenciaga's! :) :) and how awesome is it to work ast the handbag department store!!! urghhh loveeee :)

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    57. the first is my favourite! you have a really great blog ;)

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    58. Ooh the 'fold' style - yes please for me!

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    62. I enjoyed reding this post alot! Balenciaga is my favourite high end handbag brand and I do appreciate your detal description about it :)

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    63. I've just picked up a GGH city!
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    64. I love these bags. Dream about them. One day i was ready to bye one, but because of the snobby sales woman in the store i left the store without a bag :-(.

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    65. Love these choices.

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    67. Can someone tell me which Balenciaga bag it is in the first picture? I"M IN LOVE :D

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    68. Thanks for this! I've always wanted to have a Balenciaga Motorcycle Twiggy. I will be saving up for that!!!

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