A couple years ago, Graffiti wasn’t the chic’est thing in high fashion. And perhaps it was Louis Vuitton that was responsible for starting this trend; remember the Sprouse Graffiti?
The idea of putting graffiti on expensive bags was a bold move, because it wasn’t seen as luxury, but more like street art. Later on, Chanel came up with the graffiti backpack in 2014 and there were mixed opinions about the design. But in the end, it became the hottest trend and more designer brands were adopting this style as the new normal.
Introducing the Balenciaga Graffiti Print. This colorful print has been embellished on the iconic Classic City Bags. It’s now one of the best street-chic accessories of the house.
The graffiti is done in combination of multiple colors and letters in different shape. It’s like street art – very sophisticated but eye-catching. The words painted on the bag are not randomly picked, they have a meaning. For example, the logo Balenciaga in big lettering and the address 40 Rue de Sevres is one of their stores in Paris at Le Bon Marche.
No leather part was left behind; the graffiti print has been painted on the front, on the back and even on the handles. It gives the Classic City Bag a different feel and more urban as opposed to the original version which felt more like motorcycle-chic.
The Classic City Bag
For those that are interested in the Classic City Bag, it’s made in lambskin and it comes with a long leather shoulder strap. The exterior features a front zip pocket while the interior is made with zip pocket, double phone compartment and a framed mirror. The small size is measured 11.7’ x 7.8’ x 3.9’ (W x H x D) inches, priced at $1995 USD, €1550 euro, £1345 GBP, ¥230040 JPY, $16000 HKD.
The medium size is measured 14.8’ x 9.4’ x 5.5’ (W x H x D) inches and is priced at $2150 USD, €1650 euro, £1395 GBP, ¥244080 JPY, $17100 HKD available via Balenciaga boutiques.