Thursday, 25 December 2008

My Shopping Conquest #43

Balenciaga Bianco/Gris Suede And Leather Giant Coin Purse (SOLD)
(Reveal from 'Balenciaga Fever Strikes This Festive Holiday!')

I am on a Balenciaga craze ever since I came back from London. After missing out on the chance to buy the Argent Weekender, I have been kicking myself over it. Why did I let the opportunity slip thru my hands like that...I had it in my palms, trying it in front of the mirror and secretly liking it more and more. I did not know the love grew to this proportion that it actually outgrew my love for my YSL Men's Besace bag. Yikes. Fate.

So to make it up till I find my next 'weekender lov'e...I ended up in Balenciaga's Hilton Hotel Boutique and found this cute Balenciaga Bianco/Gris Suede And Leather Giant Coin Purse which was, grey. I am in this grey phrase now. So anything grey catches my eye. Balenciaga classic designs seldom goes on sale. So with a fantastic discount in tow, I knew I wanted it. I did not get it the first time I saw it last Friday. But I returned the following Sunday and bagged this. This would match up perfectly with my upcoming Balenciaga Weekender purchase...I knew it is going to have to be soon. I am lusting for that bag for a few months now! It's time to welcome the weekender to my 'little bag family'!

This roomy coin purse, too big for just coins, can be used to hold my spare cards, digital camera or mobile phone. There is even a small zip exterior pockets to hold spare change or something. Lots of uses to keep me organised. I also love the signature pewter coloured studs and hardware. I am aware such a light coloured suede gets dirty easily. There is a brown version which was equally nice, but since I am on a grey 'frenzy', I stuck to my original love, grey. My first purchase at an actual Balenciaga boutique:-P

(To be honest, I wish I can also get the brown one. I am tempted.)

Je t'aime Balenciaga!

Retail price: SGD $569. Where to buy: Balenciaga Boutique at Hilton Hotel


Bagaholicboy said...

What a great buy! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

juicy purchase! nice one, kevin. ;)

Anonymous said...

It's so cute and chunky, love it!
Merry Christmas! :)

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Thanks Wax and Mark!:-)

Happy has Santa treat you guys? Got lots of goodies?:-)

we could grow up 2gether said...

OH NO, u DIDn't! like again! me so jealous!

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Dun be, we could grow up together...(BTW, what's your name? will be much easier:-P)

I am sure you will find good stuff at your end during boxing day sales!

How's your x'mas? Hope you get lots of presents and have a great time!

Anonymous said...

very great items from balenciaga. i want to see all your gifts...
merry xmas.

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Hi Brieuc,

I don't traditionally celebrate x'mas since I am not a Christian in faith. But me and my friends love x'mas for the festive atmosphere. We do not really exchange presents. Small gifts sometimes, nothing too exciting:-)

I guess I am my own biggest Santa..always pamper myself. Hahaha.

What did you get for X'mas?

Is that a Dior I am sniffing? :-P

bagcraze said...

oooow so cute! how much it it after sale? i have the navy blue coin purse 05 and use it for my make up or cigarettes :p

Anonymous said...

u reckon this range is still on sale now?