Love It or Hate It: Balenciaga's Leather "Paper Bag" Bag
28 November 2017

Love It or Hate It: Balenciaga’s Leather “Paper Bag” Bag

Balenciaga‘s Creative Director Demna Gvasalia must be the fashion world’s biggest troll. First it was those market bags, and the platform Crocs, and here we have this leather tote that’s modelled after the brand’s paper bags. You may or may not have heard about this when it was all the rage during the summer months, but I really don’t see the sense in paying for a stiff leather bag that is the splitting image of the paper bag. However, I may be one of the few who has these thoughts because this bag flew off the shelves – both brick and mortar and virtual – and sold out really quickly. If you want to get your hands on this one, it’s still available at Balenciaga’s Pavilion KL boutique.

This is probably yet another tongue-in-cheek attempt by Gvasalia, but it really reminded me of the Chanel lambskin “31 Rue Cambon” tote that also looked exactly like the Maison’s paper bag that came in a variety of colours, including pastel pink  – with an insanely huge price tag attached to it because it was seamless because they used an entire piece of leather. You guys remember this one?

Images via Colette  (Balenciaga) and Bag Borrow or Steal (Chanel)