Classic City Shoulder Bag in black Arena Lambskin
The Classic City Bag Small sits between Classic City Medium and Mini size.
Shiny-gold hardware (brass)
1 front zipped pocket
1 inner zipped pocket
1 inner double phone compartment
Hand-braided top handles
Detachable leather-encased mirror
Lining: Black cotton canvas
Wipe with a soft cloth
The item comes with a Balenciaga dust bag
Made in Italy
Size & Fit
Width 11.7 in. (30 cm)
Height 8.2 in. (21 cm)
Depth 3.9 in. (10 cm)
Adjustable and removable crossbody strap 21.26 in. (54 cm)
The most iconic bag from the ever-famous motorcycle inspired line; Balenciaga Classic City bag.
It’s a remarkable line-up of the label, where bags are skillfully crafted of thin lightweight (yet extremely durable) leather. Like a season-transcending, timeless and classic update this bag looks best with all those torn boyfriend jeans that you wish to wear.
This bag has a fascinating long history behind its making.
What was then (in 90s) called as the Balenciaga City bag in the reign of Cristobel, is now re-brought and renamed as the “Classic City bag” in 1990, when the talented Ghesquière became the creative designer.
You won’t even believe how hard it was to make this famous it-bag of 90s to 2000! During the label’s less successful years, when Ghesquière created the Balenciaga Motorcycle bag prototype, he was rejected by the company.
The company thought it to be too unstructured, too lightweight and very soft, but he convinced them to make it just their then runway accessory.
Who would have thought that the supermodel Kate Moss could fell head over heels for this piece and soon it will become the hottest item.
Especially for the ones who are a die-hard fan of the Balenciaga Motorcycle-inspired line-up, as the Classic City bag has all the essential features that you have been looking for.
The main element in the design of such bags is the one-off leather that makes it so very popular. The leather is exclusively slouchy, soft, thin and feather-light.
As an urban chic bag the Balenciaga Classic City comprises of leather tassel zip pull, detachable and adjustable shoulder strap, zipper front pocket, shiny gold and silver hardware and buckles on the edges, leather framed hand mirror, hand-stitched handles and top-zip closure.