There is no bigger surprise than me getting the City Tote. After all the posts about purses, never once did I mention Balenciaga. Why did I end up with one? I've always thought the bag looked cute on others but every time I see it in the store, it's just not that special. Well, when I was at Barney's I saw the chocolate brown (no idea what the color is actually called) with the silver hardware and my heart skipped a beat. That feeling is usually reserved for shoes and it's weird for me to feel this way about a bag (when I think about it, it's weird that I even feel that way about bags and shoes). As I went to touch it, the leather was surprisingly soft. I tried it on and I was sold. Well, sort of. The bag is definitely me, my style (especially the distressed look), but I decided to hold off and check the Balenciaga store on Melrose before I do anything else. I didn't know what I hoped to accomplish on the drive there. I was probably just buying myself time to really think whether I was decided on this purse...especially since it's never even crossed my mind before.
When I got there, I immediately ask for the Giant City in Chocolate Brown with the silver hardware and they didn't have it!!! Instead, she brought me the Giant City in Chocolate Brown with the gold hardware. I was sad until I tried in on and it actually looked a little better than the one at Barney's. I had her bring out the other colors with the silver hardware (red, blue, green, black) and somehow the Chocolate Brown looked WAY better than any of them. I actually left the store for 2 minutes before heading back and actually purchasing it. I couldn't drive away. I was sitting in my car for about 2 minutes just staring at the store.
And without further ado, here she is!
**Note: Seems like I bought all the items I mentioned in an earlier post except that I bought different ones than those mentioned. Confused? Let me explain. To celebrate my promotion/raise, I said that I wanted to get a wallet, shoes and a bag. Which I did buy except I bought the Dior wallet instead of the L.A.M.B. one, the Fendi slingbacks instead of the Tory Burch Flats and the Balenciaga Giant City instead of the Metallic Blue Chanel Reissue.