Help me make a decision

Oct 10, 2010
I am going to post this in both the louis vuitton and Balenciaga forums. I just purchased Giant city gold Hamilton in red color from the new arrivals. I like the bag and its my first Balenciaga but I am really worried each time I carry it. I have a 2 year old son and I am just worried as it is leather something may be spilled and I feel its too much high maintenance. I like LV Berkeley bag in ebene and so you think I should go return it and get a louis vuitton or keep this bag? I have to take the decision today and that’s why I need all your help. I am 5’4” and I want to know whether Berkeley can be worn on the shoulder? Will the big gold plate in the front change color?


Feb 8, 2009
Out West
Well...Since you are here on Bal forum you will probably get Bal favored advice.
With a 2 year old it is hard. The ebene may suit your current lifestyle better for an everyday type bag.
Good luck!


Oct 6, 2008
I have a 5 year old and a 2 year old and I love my Bal's. I've never had an issue with dirt or staining, I've had ice cream spilled on my bleu lavande city that came right off, I carry them in rain and storm, my "baby" sometimes drags them off the table and tries to carry them trough the house (if mommy doesn't notice that is). I would say the Bal you got is very sturdy and I wouldn't worry about getting it dirty bkz it's a darker color and the material is so tough, much sturdier than other bal leathers! But if you are still afraid of using, then there's no point of keeping it.