Thursday, August 16, 2012


I'm on the hunt for a new purse and wallet. I don't really change my purses often, and I tend to prefer something that is durable and classic, something that gets better with age. I'm incredibly picky though, and this is where it becomes difficult. I don't want something that is going to be too slouchy, but I don't want something that is ridiculously structured to the point of being hard. 

The City Bag has been a longtime favorite of mine, partly because of its size, and partly because of the overall rugged-yet-elegant look. You can wear it anywhere without running the risk of it wearing you in the way that some other well-known bags can. 

Unfortunately, this bag runs about $1,800. I've been saving up, and I think that it could be a truly lovely investment, but I feel so frivolous when I think of spending that much on a bag. 

Any thoughts? Have you ever seen a City Bag in the wild? Do you think a nicer bag is worth the extra expense? 


  1. I went to Saks or Neiman, can't remember which just to look at the Balenciaga City Bag. I too love them for the rugged-yet-elegant look and wanted to see why they cost so much.

    Got there... and wasn't as impressed. Yes, they are GORGEOUS, but maybe $800 gorgeous (which is still out of my pricerange) but not over 1K. However, the black and gray ones did look more chic to me than all the colors, which looks an awful lot like the fake Balenciagas I see sold on the street.

    last year I used an unexpected work bonus and bought a Brahmin. It's gorgeous, well-made, elegant, people stop me on the street to compliment me on it... and I hardly use it. I don't want to take it out where it may end up on a floor, I don't want something to spill on it, don't want to stretch it out by overfilling, and it often seems too formal and fancy for my outfits. I often think I should have done something more like this (though cheaper) which could look better with age and wear.

    And thank you for the comment you left me on my blog comment field! :)

    1. I do like the idea of a rugged bag. And no problem! I enjoy your blog.

  2. This bag is beautiful, but unless I was a millionaire I would never spend THAT much on a bag.


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