Known for their unique style and aesthetic, we’ve listed 10 Balenciaga bags you should consider investing in.
While Balenciaga has always been a luxury brand, it was only when Demna Gvasalia became creative director that the luxury fashion house quickly rose to the top of every fashionista’s wish list.
Founded by Cristóbal Balenciaga in 1917, the Spanish fashion house was a favorite among Spain’s most elite. Balenciaga has always been known for his unique design and excellent craftsmanship. Now, more than 100 years later, nothing has changed for the luxury fashion brand. Between 1997 up until 2013, fashion designer Nicholas Ghesquière served as creative director for the luxury fashion house. It was during this time that he introduced iconic Balenciaga pieces like the Motorcycle City bag.
Now, with Demna Gvasalia at the helm, there seems to be no slowing down the success of Balenciaga. With his unique style and penchant for combining street style aesthetic and luxury, the fashion house has become a favorite brand for fashionistas of every generation.
We’ve listed 10 Balenciaga bags you have to know about:
Classic City Bag
When you think of Balenciaga bags, the City is surely what comes to mind. Made with soft and slouchy leather, studs, and buckles, it was firstly known as the “Motorcycle City bag.” A truly iconic piece from Balenciaga, it’s still a favorite in the fashion community even after 20 years since its first release.
Hourglass Top Handle Bag
Introduced during Balenciaga’s Fall/Winter 2019 show, the Hourglass bag quickly caught the attention of fashionistas everywhere. With its unique shape and structure, this piece gives off a classic yet contemporary look—perfect for every occasion. Crafted in leather, and featuring Balenciaga’s B monogram hardware, the Hourglass bag is worth every penny.
Neo Classic Top Handle Bag
While the Neo Classic reminds you of the City bag, they have a few differences that make them both a must-have. Introduced in 2020, the Neo Classic is Demna Gvasalia’s take on Balenciaga’s iconic house codes. Crafted in calfskin, this piece is more structured, but still features the iconic studs, buckles, and braided handle detailing.
Ville Top Handle Bag
Made with grained calfskin, the Ville bag gives a classic and modern feel. This tote features a curved shape and structure, as well as the brand’s signature logo print. The Ville also has a top handle if you want to carry it as a tote; and a shoulder strap if you’re opting for a more casual look.
Shopping Phone Holder
If you love mini bags, then this one is for you. As it’s name suggests, this bag is here to hold your phone while you shop—but it’s not just that. Crafted in calfskin, you can also use this as a mini bag for a night out or just a cute shopping bag. Introduced in 2019, the Shopping Phone Holder is a cute addition to your wardrobe.
Everyday Camera Bag
Introduced in 2018, Balenciaga’s Everyday Camera bag is the epitome of minimalistic. Simple yet classy, this crossbody bag features the brand’s signature logo print in the middle, and a rectangular silhouette. Made to fit your everyday life, it’s no wonder Ariana Grande has her own.
If you’re to upgrade your everyday bag, then the B. Bag is perfect for you. Beautifully structured, the B. Bag features an aged-gold B. Logo hardware at the front, and adjustable and removable straps. Available in different colors and materials like crocodile embossed calfskin and plain calfskin, this will surely become your new go-to.
Barbes East-West Shopper Bag
Whether you’re running an errand or going on that well-deserved trip, the Barbes Shopper bag is here for you. Spacious enough to carry all your essentials (and more), this shopper bag will surely stand the test of time. Its crafted in lambskin, and is also available in different colors and sizes—each one to fit your needs!
Downtown Shoulder Bag
If you love the shape of the Hourglass bag but need a bigger size, then consider Balenciaga’s Downtown bag. This shoulder bag is made of calfskin, and also features a B logo hardware at the front, and an adjustable strap. The Downtown bag is less structured, but still a beautiful piece to add to your wardrobe.
Ghost Sling Bag
What might be Balenciaga’s take on a baguette bag, the Ghost Sling is perfect—whatever your style is. Crafted with embossed crocodile calfskin, and with gold hardware accents, this sling bag will surely elevate any ensemble.