Balenciaga is a European luxury fashion house founded by Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga. He had a reputation as a couturier of uncompromising standards and was referred to as “the master of us all” by Christian Dior. Several designers who worked for Balenciaga would go on to open their own couture houses, notably Oscar de la Renta, Andre Courreges, Emanual Ungara, and his most famous and noted protégé Hubert de Givenchy.
Today, the brand is most famous for its line of motorcycle-inspired handbags created by Nicholas Ghesquiere. The longevity of the Balenciaga Motorcycle Bag, in all its incarnations, is astounding; the design debuted in 2001. Here’s a retrospective: https://www.purseblog.com/celebrities/balenciaga-bags-2/2/
This authentic Balenciaga Classic First handbag is a teal blue color made from Chevre (goat) leather. This top zip bag features dual rolled handles with whip-stitching, optional shoulder strap, front zippered pocket, long tassels, front buckle detail, a leather framed mirror and flat studded brass hardware. The crinkle leather has a laminated effect which gives it a glossy appearance that will become increasingly matte over time, this is normal. The interior is lined in black fabric with one zippered pocket and a leather & metal logo plate. Luxury Lampo zippers are used in this bag. Serial number is 103208-213048. No dust bag. Made in Italy. Original retail $1624 CAD | 1195 USD. Also available: Balenciaga Giant Work GSH Leather Handbag, Marigold
Length:13 inches | 33.0 cm
Height: 7 inches | 17.8 cm
Width: 2-1/2 inches | 6.4 cm
Handle Drop: 5 inches | 12.7 cm
Strap Drop: 7-1/2 inches | 19.1 cm
Pre-owned: This handbag is a rare find. In excellent condition with no exterior signs of wear including dual handles. The interior is exceptionally clean. The only signs of wear are some scratches on the metal plate. All photos can be magnified for a closer view.