5 Reasons Why I Love the Balenciaga Black City Bag

The Balenciaga Black City Bag:

Balenciaga Classic Black City Bag RH (Image Source here)

1) It is elegant yet understated and goes well with casual outfits (i.e. what I wear 95% of the time!)

2) It can also be worn as a shoulder bag

3) You don’t have to worry about staining or handle darkening as you do with light colored Bals. (Fading can be a problem – but Katherine from Feather Factor shares a solution for that here.)

4) It’s spacious and durable – so it’s a great “Mommy” bag

5) The best reason: My sweet hubby got me one for my birthday/anniversary present ♥♥♥♥

Balenciaga Black City Bag

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  1. Lilly
    July 19, 2012 / 2:19 pm

    Ah, the more I look at this bag the more I want it! It's gorgeous. And what a sweet hubby!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 19, 2012 / 4:50 pm

      Thanks Lilly – this bag has really grown on me – can't wait to start using it 🙂

  2. Beautygirl24
    July 19, 2012 / 3:08 pm

    Love how versatile and neutral it is! I would love one 🙂 I would also love to see it in an outfit of the day!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 19, 2012 / 4:52 pm

      Will definitely get an outfit of the day pic with it up soon! I wasn't drawn to black bags before – but after getting my MJ single – I'm seeing how versatile and worry-free black is!

  3. Anonymous
    July 19, 2012 / 6:26 pm

    Absolutely love this!! It's gorgeous and so perfect and timeless.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 19, 2012 / 6:37 pm

      Thanks Andi – I love the shape and size of my Sahara first bag – but this bag is MUCH more practical …and I love having something *fancy* for everyday use – it makes me feel special 🙂

  4. Mal
    July 19, 2012 / 8:07 pm

    I have a lilac city and absolutely adore it, it's the perfect bag for everythingMal @ The Chic Geek

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 19, 2012 / 9:40 pm

      I LOVE the lilac colored-city – it's my favorite (followed by the yellow) but I'm so scared of fading – will have to look out for pics of yours – it sounds gorgeous!

  5. Anonymous
    July 19, 2012 / 11:11 pm

    Loooooooove it!!!! What a gift!! You should add a pic with both bags, they probably look so pretty sitting together :)Congrats on your new baggy 🙂 x x

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 19, 2012 / 11:49 pm

      Ha ha – you're right – I should introduce my two bags to each other LOL! Will post pics of them together in an upcoming post 🙂

  6. Canadian Beauty
    July 20, 2012 / 7:04 pm

    I have two knock offs of this bag (one large and one small). I love it and wish I could afford a real one!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 20, 2012 / 7:09 pm

      They are ridiculously pricey – especially in Canada…but this wedding anniversary is a big one – and it's definitely cheaper than diamonds – and I love it more – not really into wearing too much jewelry!

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    July 23, 2012 / 8:20 pm

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    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 24, 2012 / 9:43 pm

      Thanks for your comment – I'll definitely check your blog out.

  8. Adele
    July 24, 2012 / 3:56 pm

    Love this bag – it's such an iconic piece!Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)Have a fab Tuesday Hun xoxohttp://www.intotheblonde.com/

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 24, 2012 / 9:44 pm

      Thanks Adele – I checked it out, your cuff is gorgeous!

  9. Tali
    July 24, 2012 / 7:59 pm

    AMAZING! Congrats on the new bag I hope it brings you happiness everytime you wear it!! Love the style, color and size hardwear you got.. its PERFECT!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 24, 2012 / 9:45 pm

      Thanks Tali – it's one of the most basic styles – but the combo just makes me so happy 🙂

  10. Lindy May
    July 25, 2012 / 10:38 am


  11. Jennifer
    July 27, 2012 / 7:32 pm

    Being that it`s black. I have sooo many outfits to go with this.

  12. Kacie
    July 31, 2012 / 6:37 pm

    I'm loving that bag too! If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest post. xowww.daisyraeboutique.comwww.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      July 31, 2012 / 11:39 pm

      Thanks for checking out my blog – loved the peach striped top you were wearing in your last post – so pretty!

  13. Anniina
    October 22, 2013 / 4:50 pm

    Hi!I would like to order my first Bal bag so badly, I love this! Can I ask, what kind of your Bal (City) is now when you have used it? Does it damaged easily?

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      October 23, 2013 / 1:57 am

      Hi Anniina,I've used this bag around a couple of times a month – I haven't had any noticeable damage or fading. I think black is a good option because you don't have to worry about handle discoloration or color transfer.

    • Anniina
      October 23, 2013 / 6:28 am


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