Balenciaga motorcycle bag pricing......

jc2239

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i've been thinking about getting a Balenciaga motorcycle bag for awhile and after seeing cristina's beautiful new green balenciaga i'm pretty sure it's the bag for me.......i've been wanting a paddington but i feel like a balenciaga's more me.....stll not sure but i was wondering if you guys could help me out with the various retail prices/sizes of the motorcycle bag?....thank u guys soso much in advance.....
and i saw some of u guys have the beautiful pewter one.....did u get them from the balenciaga boutique?......
and one last question.....do u guys with balenciagas have problems with the leather?.....i some a few at neiman the other day and the leather kinda seemed like it was about to crack into a million crumbly little bits....i know if i bought a bag and a few years later it just dissolved under my fingers, i'd die :cry:
 

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We must have passed each other in NM. I picked up a mini grey which did look like that but the others looked just fine. The leather feels thin but soft and wonderful! I think you would have that bag for many years. Wait a few weeks they said a new shipment would be comming in so you may be able to get one that looks less distressed.
 

jc2239

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do specific colors just come with the distressing or do they look distressed because they've gotten wrinkly?......i'm sosososo anal about my bag i drive my friends/family/boyfriend crazy and i don't know if i can deal with the distressed look....
 

Cristina

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jc2239 said:
do specific colors just come with the distressing or do they look distressed because they've gotten wrinkly?......i'm sosososo anal about my bag i drive my friends/family/boyfriend crazy and i don't know if i can deal with the distressed look....
I am pretty sure that they are distressed from the get-go, but do soften with age. I am going to search for the thread I started, where Irissy posted the Balenciaga prices, so I can post them here for you :biggrin:
 

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Okay, found it. Here is what Irissy posted in the thread I started a couple of weeks ago.

I don't own a B-bag (yet) but here are the price range from Aloha Rag:

a) First/Small (7.5" X 13" X 2.5"): $995 or $1175 for pony hair
b) City/Medium (9.8" X 15" X 5.5"): $1195 or $1410 for pony hair
c) Work/Office (11" X 18" X 7.5"): $1275 or $1495 for pony hair
d) Weekender/Voyage (13.4" X 20.5" X 7.9"): $1385
e) Twiggy/Boston (7.10" X 15" X 6.25"): $1055
f) Mens Day/Messenger (14.56" X 12.6" X 5.11"): $990
g) Shoulder (5.5" X 8" X 2"): $695
h) Day/Saddle (14.5" X 14.5" X 5.11"): $995 or $1275 for pony hair
i) Box (6.88" X 11.41" X 5.11"): $985
j) Long Wallet (4.33" X 8.66"): $505
k) Mini Coin Purse (4.33" X 5.9"): $285

Here are the good sites I go to for B-bag 411:
1.http://www.thefashionspot.com/forums...ead-21353.html
2. http://ateliernaff.blogspot.com/
3. http://www.balenciaga-bag.com/
Hope this helps! :biggrin:
 

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jc2239 said:
do specific colors just come with the distressing or do they look distressed because they've gotten wrinkly?......i'm sosososo anal about my bag i drive my friends/family/boyfriend crazy and i don't know if i can deal with the distressed look....
Which NM's were you at in NJ?
 

jc2239

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cristina thank u soso much that helps alot.....i hope u have lotsa fun with ur new bag.........

and SuLi i was at the NM in paramus.......they had in lotsa new bags.....fendi spy bags, gucci, dior, a few balenciagas..........
 

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i have the pewter and it's a different kind of leather, very smooth, no cracks. i don't have any other one though. but if you want a close up of the leather on mine, let me know.
 

helenNZ

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hey ya!

i rang the Balenciaga Store today, to order my B-BAG!!! wee hee! Anyway, i asked about the leather and the SA said that they still make all the bags up to their high quailty standard and there is nothing to worry about. :biggrin:

You should go into Balenciaga if you're close buy and have a look!!! They've got stock in at the moment! :biggrin:

I hope this helps in some way;)
 

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I have one that is made of the "new" leather. It is crackly and it is a little glossy. I love it though. It is the only one I have so I have nothing to compare it to. Here is a pic of it. Maybe you can compare it with Fayden's to see the difference.
 

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sorry if this is a silly question but i have only just started my research on the B-bag. I notice that some of them have longer shoulder straps that you can attach to the bag. Which models have the shoulder straps?

Also, can anyone with the B-bag post a pict of someone (or yourself!) carrying the bag on the shoulder? Thanks!
 

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jc2239 said:
fayden thanks so much for your pictures....ur bag is even more gorgeous close up and th eleather looks smooth and supple like you said......can i ask where you got yours and what season it's from?....
i believe it's from fall 2005 metallic editions. i bought it from personalshoppers, but it was the only one she had. i think amanda scored one, from ebay used once or twice for 800 bucks. i'm going to check ebay if they have one up...