Still Loitering: Balenciaga Handbags

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    Hey everyone! Check out a little daily article by WHO WHAT WEAR DAILY about our beloved "still loitering" Balenciaga Motorcycle bags...
  2. *Chants* WE NO GO. WE NO GO!

    We're stickin' around? YA DAMN RIGHT we're stickin' around! :boxing:
  3. May they loiter forever!! Thanks so much for posting that, I enjoyed reading it.
  4. thanks for posting, i've never seen the site before but i love it now! :smile:
  5. Ha ha... I was just about to post this! You beat me to it, "P"!
    It almost sounds negative... still loitering... but I guess it's positive because yet again it's being hailed a classic. Notice, they're singling out the regular hardware.
    Go B-A-L-E-N-C-I-A-G-A!!! :party::dothewave::cutesy:
    BTW, good to see you back ICB!
  6. Good to see you ICB! I can't open the link, but from the other comments, I am glad Balenciaga still and will always reign!
  7. And he's back with a bang!!! :yahoo:
    Thanks for the link, incoral! We've missed you here! :heart: It's good to hear from you again!
  8. BALENCIAAAGAAAAAA... (yelled a la Marlon Brando yelling "Stellaaaah")
  9. Good to see you back ICB :tup:

  10. U are damm Right, love to hear from U again INCORAL..
    Hugs FX:heart:
  11. :nuts: Where on earth have you been?! :heart:
  12. The handbag hierarchy is a tricky, difficult, and fickle ladder to climb. Only a tiny handful of bags have managed to grab the highest rungs and achieve classic status, and it certainly took time. (For example, the Hermes Birkin was created in the early 80's while Chanel’s 2.55 first launched in February of 1955.) Magazines constantly conjure up lists of "new classics," but we often find their selections premature and standards a bit generous. After all, how many of these so-called it bags have really demonstrated a lasting demand and maintained a certain level of coolness? We'll answer for you: very few. One that weathered an early obsessive frenzy and is Still Loitering on famous arms is Balenciaga’s classic motorcycle-inspired bag.

    Designed by Nicolas Ghesquiere and originally launched in 2001, the satchel swept the world and is still ragingly ubiquitous nearly a decade later. If this doesn’t really impress you, we’d like to offer a comparison. The other hot bag of 2001 was the Sprouse-graffiti Louis Vuitton Speedy, a collector's item to be sure, but not a bag that enjoys the same daily driver status. While we suffered from Balenciaga bag fatigue in late 2005, when you couldn’t walk through a Bolthouse club without spotting at least 20 bags (some fake) in 10 seconds, recently we started feeling them again. After a quick tour through some photo archives, we realized that they never went away, hence today’s story.

    Kate Moss, as always, was one of the first to tote a Lariat, but we’re going to give her a rest for once and start with Nicky Hilton. Seen here outside Jerry’s Deli in 2004, Hilton picked a metallic Balenciaga for a double date with her sister. Sienna Miller cradled one in the crook of her elbow circa summer 2006. She’s seen here, in full cashmere hippie mode, leaving her London production of "As You Like It." Lindsay Lohan’s another Balenciaga devotee; she chose a white one for the 2006 opening of the store Sienna on Melrose. Last year Michelle Tractenberg carried a soft gray Balenciaga to Brett Ratner's birthday party at the Prime Grill in LA, while Mary Kate Olsen carried an oversized version into the new year.

    Image of Sienna and Nicky,
    Bauer Griffin. Image of Lindsay, Getty Images. Photo of Michelle, Pacific Coast News.
  13. ^^ woooooooooo-whooooooooooo!!!

    go BALENCIAGA & ICB!!!

  14. :tup::woohoo:
  15. Nice article! Good to see you hanging around :tup: