Very first Balenciaga!

DiorKiss

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Hi there! I'm new in the Balenciaga thread and I'm lurking around, drooling over all your pretty Bals. And, of course, after seeing all the prettiness I decided I should get one myself!
But there are só many choices I don't know what to do anymore. I decided to go with either a black one, or a framboise! (Maybe even both if I can cough up the money fast enough... :graucho: I know if I can't I should probably get a framboise first and a black one whenever I have saved up enough, but I currently have NO black bag at all! Not even a cheap one!)
I'm thinking a black City, and a framboise First, City or Twiggy. And, of course, what hardware should I get?! I first thought I'd just get everything with RH because GH cán look a little cheap sometimes and it's really in your face, but on the other hand RH looks so boring next to GH. And should I go for GSH or GGH?
Oh, it's so hard to choose! Balenciaga experts, help please!
 

lolasmom

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I was where you were a few months ago. So confused and undecided. I loved the framboise but was too afraid I'd tire of the color so I bought the Black City and Officier Part Time - regular hardware. I did buy the PT with GH but returned it because I felt it was too heavy. I absolutely love my two bags - though I have a 2005 Dolma City also.
I am a little sorry I didn't get the Framboise now but I guess it at the time I thought it may be too hard to keep. Though these days I'm having second thoughts - and may possible wind up with one soon. I never know. I'm sure you'll get good responses here and you'll make the best decision for yourself. Good luck whatever you decide.
 

Tooomz

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Nov 30, 2008
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I would recommend a Black RH City, as it's a classic. I like getting bags in different styles so I wouldn't recommend another city for Framboise. Which shape are you more interested in? The First or Twiggy? The First can be pretty small.
 
Nov 12, 2007
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My first Balenciaga was a Black RH City because IMO it is classic Bal!:heart: Plus you don't have to worry about the handles getting dark, denim transfer, and other misfortunes.

HTH and Good Luck!!:flowers:
 
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My first was suppose to be a black rh city but it turned green, so I guess I should say my first bbag is my anthracite rh city. But I'm glad the black city turned green because I absolutely loooove my anthracite city. As some of the girls suggest in other threads pick the one that makes your heart jump and you cant go wrong with that. :smile:
 

ringing_phone

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Nov 11, 2007
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Start with a black RH city- it's a classic, especially if you don't have any other black bags! It was my first and it goes with everything! :smile:
 

meganka

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um...i would suggest you to get the framboise 1st, maybe in a twiggy???that would be cute!
cause black will always come back...you can get a black one anytime later...
 

romanticomedy

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You sound exactly just like me! I was trying to decide on my first bal a couple of days ago, facing the same dilemma, choosing between a fun colour and black! I dont have any black bags either!

I'm going with black RH city :smile:
 

schadenfreude

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I just loooooove my black RH City. I think it's my favorite. It just goes with everything and is so smooshy and scrumptious.

My first GH is on its merry way, though! Got to have a more blingy option sometimes, you know? :graucho: But, of course, it's black.
 

jelts

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I think your situation is what all of us go through at the start of our Balfever!

I bought a Black RH First first, but it was followed quickly with the colours! I bought the black first because I needed a black bag and didn't have one that I could use daily.
So, I'd actually recommend that you buy a non-black bag first before the black because it's the colours that don't get repeated every season.
 

candicetan

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My first bag was a first and I thought it was too small. I regret not getting it in a city (I got a Marine First). I sold it after a couple of months...

Get a City! You won't go wrong with that.
 

Livia1

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I would almost always recommend a black RH City as the first bag and if you don't already have a black bag then it makes it even easier. You can get a colourfull First or Twiggy later.