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.


The Design

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.


The Interior

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

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10 Things Every Handbag Lover Should Know About Chanel Flap Bags



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Hermès: Twilly d’ Hermès



If there’s one thing Hermès does well, it’s bags. And printed silks. Ok, there’s also jewellery and shoes and even SLGs. Ok, let me rephrase this. Hermès does many things exceedingly well, so when they launch something new, everyone sits up and takes notice. Take the new Twilly d’ Hermès fragrance for example, created by Christine Nagel who’s the in-house perfumer of the French luxury label. Her third fragrance after Eau De Rhubarbe Ecarlate and Galop d`Hermès, this scent is perfect for the young, the young at heart and everyone else who believes that a life well-lived is one that has no boundaries and the freedom to do what you choose.

Encapsulated within the reimagined (and iconic) lantern bottle that was deliberately ‘cut into half’, much like the young girl who raids her mother’s wardrobe and literally alters the clothes within to her own liking, this scent is for the lady who marches to her own beat. And like the emblematic silk twilly that it was named after, you don’t just wear it one way. You can wear it however you choose, all in the spirit of taking something and making it truly your own.


And because it is an Hermès scent, you’ll already know it will be a unique one, with ginger, tuberose and sandalwood coming together to form a scent that starts sweet but gradually matures into a fragrance that only gets better when it is enhanced by the warmth of your skin. The lively spiciness of ginger, the feminine elegance of tuberose and the tender milkiness of sandalwood, all beautifully woven together with a personality much like the young girl of today who’s playful, individual and almost irreverent.


Available in Singapore from 28 August 2017, the Twilly d’ Hermès EDP is priced at SGD107 for 30 ml, SGD159 for 50 ml and SGD221 for 85 ml.

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Danse Lente Lorna



Ladies, meet Danse Lente (which means slow dance in French, by the way), an up-and-coming leather goods brand based in London that, from the looks of it, has some of the most beautifully sculptural bags around. Well-priced, crafted in Italy, made almost entirely of leather and coming in the most avant-garde shapes I’ve seen in a long while, they’ve got 5 styles at the moment, 2 of which are perpetually sold out, which can only be a good sign.

From the boxy Young to the trippy Johnny, today’s post is all about the Lorna, a chic oversized ‘bucket’ bag that’s my current favourite from the label. Featuring punctuated keyhole fastening details on the strap, you can easily adjust the strap to your preferred length. Measuring 27 cm in height by 33 cm at its widest, it’s deeper than it’s wide, which makes it perfect for all your daily essentials. Architecturally beautiful as well, it also comes with a pair of short top handles, plus an extra detachable pouch that can be used as a day wallet.

Priced at just USD590 (yes, USD590, or just SGD810 after conversion), you can purchase one online via Danse Lente, where they do ship internationally, even to Singapore. Available in Black (pick from 3 differently coloured straps), Nude and one more in multi-colours, you can even pick up an additional leather strap for just USD125, which means more possibilities when it comes to mixing and matching.

In other words, if you want a standout piece that’s easy on the pocket and even easier on the eyes, the Lorna could be the one for you.

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A bold flap bag, mixed with different classic elements. This beauty is a new item from the Pre-Fall 2017 Collection. It’s a combination of everything that has made other flap bags popular. The look is entirely different than what you’ve experienced in the past from Chanel. Let’s talk about that now.

The front design of this bag is very important, because there is so much going on there. First is the chevron quilting, featuring a vivid stitching on the bottom of the flap. This stitching is connecting the chains together. The center is made with a vintage interlocking CC clasp, it’s refined with aged gold hardware.

Made in trapezoid shape, the top comes with a leather handle but it’s connected to gold hardware. It also comes with a boyish chain for shoulder carry. The bag is mixed with everything; its chevron quilted, embellished with boyish chain and vintage cc lock.

It’s a ladylike bag but not so much girly. It’s designed to look bold, daring and also notable yet luxurious. It’s a bag that will help you shine from day to night.

The style code is A91845, measuring 13.5 x 23.5 x 10 cm, priced at $4000 USD, €3890 euro, £3460 GBP, $30600 HKD, ¥493560 JPY, ¥30100 CNY, $5150 CAD via Chanel boutiques.





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Gucci Home Décor Collection



Gucci’s beautifully lush boutiques are the stuff of dreams, possessing a certain vintage charm that are equal parts quirky and whimsical. And admit it, all of us have at one time or another dreamt of replicating the same look back in our own homes. Well, come September 2017, the saying #dreamsdocometrue is now a reality, with the Italian label launching Gucci Décor, an extensive collection of everything for the home, from candles to chairs to flatware, even vintage-looking silk screen room dividers that all spell gorgeous (or Gucci) with a giant ‘G’.

Pieces from the collection all fall under the #moreismore category, decorated with an array of designs from Gucci’s signature animals, florals and graphic text. Just think of them as an extension of Gucci’s opulent fashion shows.

Now for the bad news. Gucci Décor will only be made available in a number of Gucci boutiques worldwide and that includes a selected few in China, Hong Kong, London, Milan, New York and Paris, just to name a few. Singapore, sadly, isn’t on the list just yet, but don’t let that stop you from shopping overseas. Enjoy the sights, savour the local cuisine and swing by Gucci to shop some home to bring home.

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