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The Balenciaga Motorcycle bags are cult classics. Balenciaga’s former Creative Director, Nicolas Ghesquiere, is responsible for pioneering Balenciaga’s line of commercially successful motorcycle-inspired handbags. Since the bag’s inception in the early 2000s, these functional yet stylish, soft, hardware-heavy bags have been a favourite of the A-list crowd spotted on the arms of Mary-Kate Olsen, Kate Moss, Nicole Richie, Salma Hayek, Sienna Miller, Alessandra Ambrosio, Diane Kruger, Kristin Stewart, Eva Longoria, to name a few. The simple yet iconic design of Balenciaga bags makes them easy to team with a variety of outfits, whether casual or more sophisticated. Over the past decade, the popularity of Balenciaga’s motorcycle-inspired handbags has remained consistent. Instead of introducing new handbag styles each season, Balenciaga maintains their staple designs, instead offering us a plethora of colours that change each season. The City still remains as Balenciaga’s most coveted handbag.  Balenciaga’s Classic City bag is an ideal size for everyday use, boasting a spacious interior and can be carried by the top handles, or with the optional shoulder strap. This is the perfect go-to bag to transition you from work to weekend. For Autumn Winter 2012, Balenciaga’s Classic City bag has been reimagined in a number of head-turning hues and textures including black suede with silver hardware, black calf hair with silver hardware, gris glace lambskin leather with gold hardware and rich indigo suede with silver hardware. For a timeless investment, look no further than Balenciaga’s Classic City bag in black textured lambskin leather punctuated with your choice of gold or silver hardware.

The Velo bag is positioned between the City and the Work, with a few more centimetres of depth than the easy-to-transport City bag, but not as overwhelming as the Work bag. The spacious interior and the detachable adjustable leather strap, long enough to transition into a cross-body bag makes the Balenciaga Velo bag your perfect companion for the daily commute. This season, the Velo is available in ageless black lambskin leather with either gold or silver stud embellishments, gris anthracite lambskin with gold studs, and this season’s most covetable colour: gris glace lambskin leather with gold studded detailing.

Giant Mini City bag is a must-have investment. Crafted from luxurious lambskin leather and punctuated with Balenciaga’s signature silver hardware. This is a very versatile bag for the light traveler who is always on the go as the optional shoulder strap gives you the freedom to sport it your way. This season, Balenciaga’s covetable Mini City bag comes in two breathtaking colour ways – bleu mineral and gris anthracite.

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