BALENCIAGA FIRST BAG IN ‘PAPEETE’ 2010

I haven’t bought a Balenciaga bag in AGES.

Well, okay. There was that Balenciaga Arena Saddle satchel bag that I bought back in December, but it was a different design (not the ‘First’ style that I was obsessed with). I do love it because it’s so soft and buttery, but I reaaaalllllyyyy wanted another First bag.

Let me let you in on a little secret. Well, it’s not really a secret if you’re a close friend/family or if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile. I am mildy fanatical about my Balenciaga magenta First that I bought more than 3 years ago. Even though I’ve bought many other Balenciagas since, none come close to my Magenta. There’s something intoxicating about the SMELL of the leather, and the FEEL of it. Sadly, it’s so old and dirty it freaks people out… so now it’s retired for “home use”. Every night, as I sit on the couch and surf the internet and watch TV, Miss Magenta bag sits on my lap and I stroke it and play with the tassels – because it feels and smells so good. I know, I know, I sound completely insane. Don’t laugh!!

Anyway, I decided I wanted a new Balenciaga and this season, they released the ‘papeete’ colour – a stunning soft aqua!!!!! It’s very similiar to Tiffany & Co colours, which was why I was smitten. Took ages to hunt one down but I found one in the USA and got it shipped to me, arriving a mere 3 days later.

I’m in love with the colour and how amazing the bag smells. This is why it’s impossible to fake a Balenciaga. I’ve looked, and nowhere can come close to matching the quality and detail, the smell and feel of an authentic Balenciaga. Unlike other fake bags, even the best Balenciaga fake can be spotted from far away. This is why out of all the luxury brands, I think Balenciaga is one of the brands where it’s worth buying the original. Once you’ve seen, touched and smelled an authentic Balenciaga, you’ll see why! :)

It’s not as soft as my Magenta because it hasn’t had years & years of wear & tear, but I massaged it so it’s already quite slouchy. Plus, it’ll keep softening as I use it. I can’t wait for the day it becomes all slouchy and old and used!


Balenciaga ‘papeete’ lambskin First bag (from 2010 collection)

The scrummy backside

Mmm… slouchy….




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j0s1e267 says:

It’s GORGEOUS on you Beverly!!!!!

beverly says:

Aww thank you hon! I am in LOVE with the colour…

j0s1e267 says:

It’s GORGEOUS on you Beverly!!!!!

beverly says:

Aww thank you hon! I am in LOVE with the colour…

Anonymous says:

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Anonymous says:

hi

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beverly says:

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Juicy Couture

Ugh I’m so jealous. What a beautiful bag!

beverly says:

I really love the colour! Is it weird I keep staring at it? :P

Ugh I’m so jealous. What a beautiful bag!

beverly says:

I really love the colour! Is it weird I keep staring at it? :P

popcorn_feet says:

Yes! I love that color and your right – the color of the tiffany boxes! and I must be reading a long time because I do remember the magenta bag! LOL The new bag is wonderful!

beverly says:

I think it’s my fave colour out of all :)

popcorn_feet says:

Yes! I love that color and your right – the color of the tiffany boxes! and I must be reading a long time because I do remember the magenta bag! LOL The new bag is wonderful!

beverly says:

I think it’s my fave colour out of all :)

blueeyezz says:

Um. That purse looks so delicious and yummy! :) In a non-food way. You know what I mean! :D

beverly says:

Yeah i’m with ya! Smooshy and edible ;)

renew says:

Wow that color is fabulous! I think I’m in love.

beverly says:

Maan me too… one of my fave B colours for sure :)

blueeyezz says:

Um. That purse looks so delicious and yummy! :) In a non-food way. You know what I mean! :D

beverly says:

Yeah i’m with ya! Smooshy and edible ;)

l_i_z says:

That looks even more gorgeous in the modelling shots! It is such a beautiful colour!

beverly says:

It matches a whole bunch of my clothes too, hee!

luvluvg says:

I’m in love with that color!

beverly says:

OMG me tooooo… can’t stop staring at it :P

woh, i like that burger charm so much! And the tiffany blue, what more can i say?!

beverly says:

It’s such a brilliant combination for me, I think, hee!

cenedrah says:

Gorgeousss colour but I’m a bit tired of his particular Balenciaga design of bags. I think perhaps it’s a bit overdone (ie seen everywhere).
Cute nonetheless!

beverly says:

?? You mean it’s a popular bag and everyone seems to be carrying the authentic version?

Or you see so many bad fakes of the authentic around?

cenedrah says:

Not sure about fake or authentic but I simply mean the particular style. It’s a bit over-hyped (I used to like it back in the day too); it’s still nice but you just grow tired of the style. Just my personal opinion though! :P

beverly says:

Ahh for me, I adore it. But I get sick of seeing all the rampant fakes, not actually that many authentic ones in Australia or in Shanghai!

cenedrah says:

Yeah I never understood fake LVs and so on. I’d rather get a non-branded bag than a fake designer bag!

bisoumoi says:

The colour is awesome and lambskin is lush!!

beverly says:

I’m with ya, lambskin is yummmmmmm

tiffanyx says:

much lovelier colour in real right??

you are tempting me SO much!! =)

beverly says:

It’s so bright in real life.. love it :)

You def should get one!

am_klutz says:

Suits you very well. I love how you added the burger JC charm :P

beverly says:

ROFL at least people k now it’s my bag ;)

Anonymous says:

Papeete is a gorgeous color. I have one of the coin purses in it!

beverly says:

Awwww that must be so cute!!

joannako says:

goes nicely with your top!

beverly says:

Hee true! I just love the bright colour of it :)

renew says:

Wow that color is fabulous! I think I’m in love.

beverly says:

Maan me too… one of my fave B colours for sure :)

Ooh! Such a pretty colour!

beverly says:

I think it’s my faaavourite Balenciaga colour so far :) Tiffany & Co’s robin egg blue, yay!

l_i_z says:

That looks even more gorgeous in the modelling shots! It is such a beautiful colour!

beverly says:

It matches a whole bunch of my clothes too, hee!

luvluvg says:

I’m in love with that color!

beverly says:

OMG me tooooo… can’t stop staring at it :P

woh, i like that burger charm so much! And the tiffany blue, what more can i say?!

beverly says:

It’s such a brilliant combination for me, I think, hee!

cenedrah says:

Gorgeousss colour but I’m a bit tired of his particular Balenciaga design of bags. I think perhaps it’s a bit overdone (ie seen everywhere).
Cute nonetheless!

beverly says:

?? You mean it’s a popular bag and everyone seems to be carrying the authentic version?

Or you see so many bad fakes of the authentic around?

cenedrah says:

Not sure about fake or authentic but I simply mean the particular style. It’s a bit over-hyped (I used to like it back in the day too); it’s still nice but you just grow tired of the style. Just my personal opinion though! :P

beverly says:

Ahh for me, I adore it. But I get sick of seeing all the rampant fakes, not actually that many authentic ones in Australia or in Shanghai!

cenedrah says:

Yeah I never understood fake LVs and so on. I’d rather get a non-branded bag than a fake designer bag!

bisoumoi says:

The colour is awesome and lambskin is lush!!

beverly says:

I’m with ya, lambskin is yummmmmmm

tiffanyx says:

much lovelier colour in real right??

you are tempting me SO much!! =)

beverly says:

It’s so bright in real life.. love it :)

You def should get one!

am_klutz says:

Suits you very well. I love how you added the burger JC charm :P

beverly says:

ROFL at least people k now it’s my bag ;)

Anonymous says:

Papeete is a gorgeous color. I have one of the coin purses in it!

beverly says:

Awwww that must be so cute!!

joannako says:

goes nicely with your top!

beverly says:

Hee true! I just love the bright colour of it :)

Ooh! Such a pretty colour!

beverly says:

I think it’s my faaavourite Balenciaga colour so far :) Tiffany & Co’s robin egg blue, yay!