In a world where fashion blurs the lines between art and functionality, Balenciaga unveils its latest creation that epitomizes this ethos: the Hourglass Metal XS bags. And when we talk about luxury, think not just in terms of fashion, but art that you can wear on your arm.
Balenciaga, the brand synonymous with avant-garde design and meticulous craftsmanship, has time and again taken our breath away with its unparalleled inventions. This time, they’ve elevated their iconic Hourglass XS to a shimmering pedestal. Constructed entirely of brass, this piece is a testament to the brand’s commitment to challenge fashion norms. Weighing in at 2.1 pounds, it’s more than just a bag; it’s a statement.
The inside? As soft as it can get with a Nappa lambskin lining ensuring the bag isn’t just a shiny spectacle but a functional masterpiece. This metallic marvel boasts of the very dimensions and utilities of its leather counterpart, complete with a removable chain and magnetic clasp.
However, the Hourglass Metal XS doesn’t come without its hefty price tag. At nearly $21,500 USD, it transcends its identity as merely a bag. It’s an investment, a collector’s item, and perhaps for some, a centerpiece in their homes. But for those who are simply smitten by its radiant allure but are apprehensive of the investment, Balenciaga offers a more accessible alternative. The Hourglass XS “Mirror Effect in Silver” captures the ethereal beauty of the metallic finish at a more down-to-earth price point of $2,100 USD.
Those with their hearts already ensnared by the gleaming charm of the Metal bags can head over to Balenciaga’s official site. While the silver awaits your pre-orders, the opulent gold variant is ready to find its new home.