I remember the discussion on forums whether we should pick the Classic City Bag in Chevre (goatskin) or Agneau (lambskin). And there were a lot of opinions about this topic, because both of these leathers changes every year. In one year the leather is thicker and in the other year it’s softer. And there were no other choices for the Classic City Bag beyond these two leathers.
But the time has changed now. A few years ago, the Balenciaga Classic City Bag was only available in medium. Then they introduce the mini and the small size followed soon. The leather options have also been expanded – in 2015, Balenciaga releases the Distressed Calfskin version. And today we can proudly announce the Grained Calfskin.
It was about time!!! Take a closer look at the leather, doesn’t it feel so much different? The Classic City Bag from a few years ago was crafted with little cracks in the leather to enhance the motorcycle inspiration. This vintage-like leather is still available today.
Basically besides the leather switch, the design hasn’t changed at all and that’s good, because iconic elements should never be modified. The buckle hardware on the bottom sides, the front zipper, and the long zip leather tassel are all there. You can still feel the motorcycle touch on this bag. However, the grained calfskin did changes the experience, because it looks smoother and feels less urban. The grained calfskin leather is also durable and scratch-resistant.
For those that are interested, the interior is made with one large compartment, a zip pocket with Balenciaga signature engraved, a double phone compartment and a leather mirror.
The Sizes And Prices
It comes in two sizes; the small and medium.
Balenciaga Classic City Small Bag:
Size: 11.7’ x 8.2’ x 3.9’(W x H x D) inches
Prices: $1750 USD, 1345 euro, £ 1085 GBP
Balenciaga Classic City Medium Bag:
Size: 14.8’ x 9.4’ x 5.5’ (W x H x D) inches
Prices: $1885 USD