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    Default Balenciaga...help?

    Hi Ladies!

    I plan to buy a Balenciaga hopefully this December. Anyway, I cant decide what style and color I should get. Your opinions and suggestions will be greatly appreciated Please also state why that color and that style. Thank you in advance!

    I am actually thinking of getting the part time or the one with the navy blue or turq. what do you guys think?

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    Well, first what size bag do you normallly carry and how much do you normally carry? After I know that then I can help more. I am normally a darker neutral girl but I do like a few of the brighter Bbag colors, too. I think a PT is a great style because it's big but can also be worn so many ways...by hand, on your arm, on your shoulder with the strap and messenger style because the strap is long enough. Out of the 2 colors you mentioned I say go with Marine over Turq.. This years Turq. is just not pretty to me but Marine is YUMMY! Good Luck and CONGRATS on your first BBag!!!!! You will be SO addicted!!!!

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    Oh, how exciting! I remembered when I was searching for my first Bal those many months ago. All these styles and colours to think about. I have the Marine City and I love the colour so much. It's a great neutral. I like the City and Twiggy. For me, the City is a perfect size because I'm petite and I can carry a few things in it or quite a lot. I can use for work or for casual outing and I've also used it in the evening. I love love the Twiggy for a great everyday bag. I think it's more fun. And it can fit a lot too. As much as the City I think. And I love how it collapses into itself.

    Personally for me, I see the Part Time as more of a work bag cause it's roomier than the City.

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    Aw good luck with your Bbag search!!

    I'm in the same boat as you... not sure which style to get, but definitely wanting one!
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    Default Re: Balenciaga...help?

    maybe next Christmas I will get a Bal bag...I need to see one irl first...maybe there will be a store down near fort lauderdale or something that has one...I'd probably go black or red...something timeless and versitile!!

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    Hope you get your bags soon.

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    Everyone definitely has their own opinions on Bal bags. You really need to go in and test one out for yourself. I thought I would love the Twiggy but after buying it, I ended up sellling it for another Day bag. I love the City and have one, but for a long term, long day bag, I would pick the Day hands down.
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    The Day is really nice, too! I love mine for shopping and errands because it holds a ton, frees up both hands and looks great whether you have a lot or little in it. I have 2 Cities, 2 Works and 1 Day...all are used for different things but I like them all for different reasons. I recommend what Maeveyblue recommended...if you can try and go see the styles in person so you can try them on before you buy.

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    Maevey and QC, how tall are you guys? Do you have pics of you and your Day? I'm 5'1" and wondering if the Day would be too long. I don't mind big bags down to my bum line but not too low on my thigh.

    (I hope I'm not hijacking this thread, but it would be good to see some reference pic of the style, no?)

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    I am 5'3 and I don't think it's too big/long on me. I'll post a pic later when I can get to my camera.

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    Default Re: Balenciaga...help?

    The problem with me is I'm younger and am 5'7", and many bags are small for me.
    I'm in the same situation and don't know what kind to get.
    Your choice depends on how much you carry, and how much you're willing to spend.

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    Default Re: Balenciaga...help?

    Bal bags are fantastic! Since they're expensive, it's worth researching the style that works best for you, then deciding what color you want, so you can end up with the perfect bag for you.
    - size: how much do you normally carry? Many will say that the City is the perfect style, and it is very common, but it may not be perfect for you if you prefer larger bags.
    - function: do you intend to use it as an everyday bag, or will the Bal be an addition to your collection that will meed a specific need (eg, work bag, evening bag, etc)
    - carrying: is it important to you to be able to carry it over your shoulder? Do you need a shoulder strap? (if so, stick with a City, Part Time, Twiggy, or First.)
    - hardware: most Bal styles are available in regular hardware, giant hardware (like thimbles), and covered hardware

    Hope that helps!

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    Default Re: Balenciaga...help?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arianne12 View Post
    Maevey and QC, how tall are you guys? Do you have pics of you and your Day? I'm 5'1" and wondering if the Day would be too long. I don't mind big bags down to my bum line but not too low on my thigh.

    (I hope I'm not hijacking this thread, but it would be good to see some reference pic of the style, no?)


    I don't mean to hijack the thread either but maybe this will help other people that are deciding on a style, too. Here is a pic of my Day when I wasn't prego.

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    Here is the Difference between a First (on the left) and a Shoulder (on the right). The Shoulder is about the size of a LV Pouchette.

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    Here is the difference between a Work (on the left) and a Shoulder (on the right).


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    Then here is a pic of a Work (left), City (middle) and Twiggy (right).

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    Hope this helps!!

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    Oh QC, you are rocking that Day! Thanks for the pics! I never considered a black but now... You can't seem to just settle for one Bal colour can you??!

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    Thanks QC for all of the reference pics!! You are awesome!
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