Sunday, 17 May 2009

My Bag Collection #47

Below: Reveal time! The 'infamous' Balenciaga white dustbag...


Below: Peek-a-boo...


Below: It's my fabulous Balenciaga Spring Summer 2009 Sanguine Weekender...







Below: Beautifully distressed leather and gorgeous colour...I am in LOVE!
Comes with all the relevant tags:-P


Balenciaga Spring Summer 2009 Sanguine Weekender Bag
(Reveal from 'Incoming 'Happy' Mail')

It's unveil time! Have not had time to take pics of this long overdue reveal from weeks ago until today. It was my first purchase from the ever helpful Erica from HG bags. And I have to say, my first experience dealing with Erica was an exceptionally smooth and pleasant one. Despite the fact, I almost miss out on this deal as another buyer of hers committed to this item before me. It was the last piece that Erica had in her inventory, so there was no chance of getting this anymore from her.

So imagine the joy and exhilaration when Erica emailed me back to tell me the buyer change her mind and decided to get another design. I was of course most thrilled with the good news. Must be beginner's luck:-) It seems the 'shopping gods' wanted me to have this baby and lady luck was with me that day.

So this is how I end up with this amazing find of my entire bag collection history...my super fabulous Balenciaga Spring Summer 2009 Sanguine Weekender!

It arrived in just over a week (due to the Good Friday weekend) and I was ecstatic over the beautiful deep red colour, almost reminding me of red wine. I had always wanted to own a red colour bag. But I do not want a bright red as it seem too loud and difficult to match with my clothes. But this Sanguine colour is deeper in hue, with a brownish undertone, making it perfect to stand out and yet not overpower the wearer. At certain lighting conditions, it even feel like a reddish brown. That is the beauty of Balenciaga leather colours, it morphs at different lighting conditions. I am in love with this colour now.

The leather is shiny and sumptuous. It is beautifully distressed, adding a lot of character to the bag.

I am very happy I managed to buy this amazing bag. I am so head over heels with Balenciaga now. Thanks Erica! I am your repeat customer now. Definitely looking forward to more fantastic Balenciaga purchases from you:-P


23 comments:

PROFESSIONAL PROCRASTINATOR said...

WOW that colour is amazing and the leather looks awesome and so even. I am so jealous!

khaz of beautiful things said...

it's so lovely!

btw, how did you deal with customs? did you have to pay any taxes?

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

I actually took a chance for the red colour. It turn out to be gorgeous! I love it so much:-P

00o00 said...

very nice.. good price too..

Fatah said...

Kevin, that is one of the best bag u ever shown, color-wise and price-wise, on the web... i really LOVE IT!!! Congrats!!

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Yes, Fatah, I love this bag so much! The colour is simply unique and breath-taking.:-)

and Joe, thanks! U must get yours soon too:-P Erica has really good deals!

vanja said...

Do you know what happened to the website of HG bags on ebay?When i use the link you posted i get a message"store not found" on ebay

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Dunno what happened. Seems the ebay store is out of action right now. Perhaps she is not posting any stock, since it is near end of season. Her inventory is low now:-) Send her an email instead.:-)

From The Bagaholicboy That Hails From Singapore said...

http://stores.shop.ebay.com/HGBags

Here is her new link!
Congrats Kevin, it's gorgeous!

And another piece of good news, Erica is giving away something from Balenciaga for my upcoming anniversary giveaways, and it's unisex too! Boys, stay tuned!

Tom Tuttle from Tacoma said...

here's the link:
http://stores.shop.ebay.com/HGBags__W0QQ_armrsZ1

congrats, Kevin.

From The Bagaholicboy That Hails From Singapore said...

Congrats Kevin! It's gorgeous!

X3 said...

OMG!!!!! SO NICE!!!!! Now you are making me want to buy something from Balenciaga in this colour.

SE@N said...

Nice color. My guess was Balenciaga clutch. Anyway, anything Balenciaga is always good, huh ??

Anonymous said...

Really nice buy. I like the colour, though personally I am eyeing the praline weekender. Not too sure how to place orders. Don't see any weekender on the ebay website. Any advice?

Anonymous said...

yup, Erica changed her ebay store name from ECLuxe to HGBags.

Allan said...

happy! loves the color.

cherry cherry boom boom!

LuxuryObsessed.com said...

Gorgeous color. I think you will find it extremely neutral and versatile. Congratulations!

deluxeduck said...

this has got to be the best red they've done to date. i love it! congrats Kev.

freshmess said...

oh wow, that one's a stunner. congrats kev!

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Thanks guys, love the colour. One of my best buys ever:-) seems everyone loves Balenciaga!

Anonymous said...

How can I contact Erica?

wecouldgrowup2gether said...

how many of those weekenders voyages do you have now? u make me SICK! LOL

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Thanks guys, sorry to be out of action for 2 days...been busy with work.

Erica's email is hgbags@gmail.com

and Kwannam, I have 2 weekenders to date. One anthra and this one:-) Hehe. More balenciaga for sure in the future! U never really get tired of it:-) it will come back even if you do:-P