Why I'm Loving THIS Cult Favourite Bag After All This Time
When Balenciaga's creative director, Demna Gvasalia, launched his first bag for the brand back in 2016 it sent a craze through the fashion world.
Whether you love or hate it, I for one thought the Bazar tote was cute but far too large and bulky for everyday use. That is until I saw the black and grey colour motif on sale for over 50% off recently and I immediately thought, “Yup, I’m gonna do it.” You all know I love a good sale.
Now that I've used the bag a few times I still believe it’s too big for everyday use. (I have the medium size btw.) However, I know it’ll make for an excellent travel bag as the 15” x 14.5” size comfortably fits my MacBook Pro, notebook, tech stuff, small vlogging camera, makeup bag, and even a change of clothes if needed.
I'd been looking for a good tote bag with a zippered top for a while now so I'm happy to have come across the Bazar tote on sale. Plus, Balenciaga seems to be one of the only designers that truly speaks to me these days.
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When Hedi Slimane left Saint Laurent so many years ago it left a massive hole in my heart. (Don’t even get me started on Hedi at Celine because I am not a Celine girl. Can someone just give the man his own label already?)
And then it happened again when Riccardo Tisci left Givenchy. Sure, his current work at Burberry is brilliant and everything the brand needed to bring it to the now, but it’s Demna Gvasalia's edgy, wearable designs at Balenciaga that resonate with my personal style.
I finally understand the craze behind this bag. It's practical and chic all while making a fashion statement and I can't be mad at that. Now I just need somewhere to travel to.
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Photos by Geoff Martin