Sometimes in a handbag world, when a certain design has been around for a long time, it doesn’t excite you to fork up thousands of dollars to own something you’ve seen so much on the arms of everyone else on the streets. Even though you don’t have one yet, you have a collective memory of everyone else who does, and it makes owning one rather less appealing.
Despite the fact that Balenciaga has consistently been carried around by hordes and hordes of fashionistas out there, I can’t shake off how in love I am with the Balenciaga Velo. We talked about the house’s staples in an earlier post, along with the several variations the classic Balenciaga house carries.
But seeing the beige lambskin classic Velo, it just keeps me head over heels in love with the bag even harder. It’s nothing but a perfect combination of shape, form, and color. It’s beautiful to my eyes and at this point, even though everyone else has gotten tired of it, it feels like a triumph to own one to call my own.
So, am I one of the few remaining that still has some love for Balenciaga? I hope I’m not the only one!