Balenciaga's New "Amp Plate" City Bag
12 April 2016

Balenciaga’s New “Amp Plate” City Bag

I’ve always been a B-girl, and a particular favourite of mine is the “City” bag. But I really can’t say I like this new hardware treatment that it has been given. Not only will scratches be super visible on the metal plates and it is cut in such an angular way that can be quite sharp. I’ve always liked the studs against the leather, but the metal plates where the buckles used to be and smack in the middle under the zipper, is just too much hardware without the whole 3-dimensional feel. In short, the plaque-like hardware really makes the City fall flat (yes, pun intended).