10 Avenue George V
I had been on the fence about buying a Balenciaga bag for a long time. I had wanted one for a long time, but after a while something ruined it for me, and I wasn't so sure anymore. But I figured it out- I really dislike the oversized hardware and the bright colours- that soured Balenciaga bags for me (excluding non-moto bags). The classic, regular hardware is where it's at, and this olive green suede? Heaven.
I finally channeled my money to one cause, something that I've needed for a while. A new handbag. I still love my Isabel Marant bag and use it all the time, but it has holes and needs to be sent away for repairs, and I have no backup bags. I'm a one-bag kind of person anyway. I couldn't be bothered switching it out for different outfits much, but I'm adjusting to the idea. It's nice to have my Marant bag as a backup for rainy weather (until I stop babying the new bag)
The stock photo above is colour-accurate. I fell in love with it online, and seeing it in person, I knew it had to be my new bag.
The sales associate was really nice, despite being bogged down by tourists buying bags like they're shopping in the bulk aisle. She brought out three different bags from the basement (it must smell great down there!) so I could choose the one I liked best. Because of the natural grain of the suede, different pieces of the bag can sometimes look like they're slightly different colours. The third one was perfect. I even got to check out these crazy shoes from Fall 2010- a true shoe sculpture.