Balenciaga Opens Its First Haute Couture Boutique In Paris

Balenciaga opens its first Haute Couture boutique in Paris. Located at 10 Avenue George V, the new Balenciaga boutique will house Haute Couture designs designed by Demna Gvasalia.

This is a very important location for the French fashion house, as it is the exact spot where its founder Cristóbal Balenciaga opened his first shop in France. It was in 1937, when the Civil War broke out in Spain and he took refuge in the neighbouring country. But this new enclave will not only house the Haute Couture collection (produced only to order); it will also make special collections and customisable items available to the public.

The concept of this boutique is a gateway to Haute Couture, which remains a very closed universe, especially for the younger generations.

Cédric Charbit, CEO of Balenciaga.

A space divided into two floors organised by categories: textiles, accessories and other objects. The aim is to bring Haute Couture to the younger generations. The presentation of the 51st Haute Couture Collection designed by Demna will be held on 6 July at 12 in Paris.

10 Avenue George V
Paris, Franse

Balenciaga Small Ville Rainbow Striped Top Handle Bag



The thing about Balenciaga’s Ville handbag is that comparisons will definitely be made to Hermès’ Bolide and Louis Vuitton’s Alma, evident in the similarities between the double top handles right down to the bag’s shape and silhouette. But what sets Balenciaga apart are its avant-garde prints and unique tweaks which its counterparts will never ever do. Like dressing the smooth leather body up in a multi-coloured rainbow graphic exterior for example, perhaps Demna Gvasalia’s tribute to Pride?

Balenciaga Rainbow Ville Top Handle Bag-04

It’s bold, it’s bright, it’s definitely cute, measuring 19 cm at its widest and 15 cm high, making for a great crossbody or over-the-shoulder piece thanks to the adjustable (and removable) rainbow leather strap. It’s part of the brand’s Fall-Winter 2019 collection, but can now be pre-ordered for USD 1,695 with deliveries slated to happen from July 2019.

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