Balenciaga Extra Courier - for a man or a woman?

kobe939

O.G.
Apr 16, 2008
4,428
206
rainy city
I actually asked Erica the same question today. She said the extra courier is just a tad larger than the regular size and it has the silver hardware. With regards to how much bigger, she didn't say.

Hope it helps!
 

Katjamo

O.G.
Oct 28, 2009
209
0
Copenhagen, Denmark
I actually asked Erica the same question today. She said the extra courier is just a tad larger than the regular size and it has the silver hardware. With regards to how much bigger, she didn't say.

Hope it helps!
Thanks:smile: so you can't really see it's a men's bag?

Does anyone know how much bigger it is?
 

drati

by the sea
O.G.
Oct 13, 2007
10,417
22
Also, doesn't come with a mirror, tassels are shorter and has feet. It is quite a bit bigger than the regular one is -- have a look in the reference section, you'll find measurements for both styles. Another tpfer once got one in a colour she loved but returned it because it was so huge. Believe me, the regular courier is already plenty big.
 

balenciaga-boy

Barenia :D
O.G.
Dec 26, 2008
2,366
5
KL/SG/UK
The men's collection will differ from the ladies collection in terms of the tassel length and the studs. The ladies' collection stud has the normal stud; two rivets with a square metal thingy in between (hope you understand). The men's collection on the other hand, has only one stud (this can also be seen on the men's day).

IMO, the courier is a unisex bag. Just be sure about the size so that it doesn't overwhelms you.
 

markbigLV

O.G.
Dec 9, 2008
53
1
I used to have extra courier. I prefer regular courier i'm a guy and it's toooooo big for me i can't find anything in extra courier. it's tooo big I think for girl courier is still too big but if you like oversize bag it's good but no for the extra courier.
 

beauxgoris

O.G.
Mar 17, 2006
15,359
64
Man, and a large one at that. It's really HUGE - like way too big and I love big huge bags.
 

ehemelay

O.G.
Apr 30, 2009
2,283
181
Midwest USA
Check out post #114 on this thread - it shows a mannequin wearing both the regular and Extra Courier. I remember searching through this thread when I was considering a Courier myself. I have the regular Courier and it's plenty big to use as a work bag (computer, chargers, files, etc.). It also looks good to wear around town like any other handbag. I gets very slouchy when it's empty and kind of molds to your body.

I am only about 5'2" and I feel like the Extra Courier would swallow me. There are lots of great modeling shots on this thread, it's very useful:

http://forum.purseblog.com/balenciaga-clubhouse/join-the-courier-club-and-post-pics-p-116591-8.html
 

beauxgoris

O.G.
Mar 17, 2006
15,359
64
The extra courier looked like one was wearing a giant hefty bag sling style imo (if you were a woman), but worked only on a LARGE man for me.