More Affordable Balenciaga? Done
Designer logo mania is still alive and well thanks to labels like Balenciaga, which is taking things up a notch when it comes to branded wares. After making quite the fashion statement with an IKEA-inspired tote, Creative Director Demna Gvasalia is marking Balenciaga's takeover of Colette in Paris with a bevy of novelty items, dubbed "goodies," starting in the double-digit range. The French fashion house will sell everything from $23 sleeping masks to $86 house slippers—and oh yea, a restock of the $1100 leather version of the brand's paper shopping bag that recently sold out.
So if you can't quite spring for that leather shopper or, you know, a classic handbag, you can splurge on a quirky Balenciaga-emblazoned mug for under $50, a travel pillow for $40, or a $12 lighter. Either way, there's something available for every budget. Gvasalia is also using the brand's pop-up at Colette as a chance to showcase art exhibits and installations, and treat shoppers to free manicures designed by Balenciaga's go-to nail artist, Mei Kawajiri. The unique shopping residency will run through August 5—needless to say, if you're in Paris, this is one you won't want to miss.
Check out some of the Balenciaga-branded goodies that will be available below.
Opening Image: Sandra Semburg