Real vs. Steal – Balenciaga Giant City Bag

by Vahni on May 3, 2011

Update: This post has been updated on May 03, 2011. Scroll down to see the new add.

You had me at “Balenciaga.” Really. No need to add “Giant City Bag,” but since they did, oh… swoon. I’ve loved this species of Balenciaga bag for years, but the supersized, gold-studded version is to. die. for. Except for the killer price tag, natch.

Balenciaga Giant City Bag in black

Balenciaga Giant City Bagls
($1.895, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls & Barneysls.

Celebrities Love Balenciaga

Ashley Tisdale, Fergie, Kourtney Kardashian, Adrienne Bailon, Vanessa Hudgens and Dakota Fanning carrying a Balenciaga Giant City Bag

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BagInc “The Grand City” Medium Leather Bag

Update (05/03/2011): Great find alert! Check out this sick and virtually identical Balenciaga bag knockoff by BagInc. The price is moderate considering it’s made of real leather. The bag comes also in navy or grey. Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” for 10% off your entire order!

BagInc "The Grand City" Medium Leather Bag in black (Balenciaga Giant City knockoff)

BagInc “The Grand City” Medium Leather Bag
($89, BagInc)

Handbag Heaven Broad Ripple Satchel

So I totally dig Balenciaga’s Giant City Bag, but I’m not about to fork over nearly $2K for it. Lucky for me (and you) there are several high-style, low-cost alternatives, starting with this version from Handbag Heaven. And need we remind you that there’s a little special going on at Handbag Heaven? Even better. Available in black, bronze, pewter, brown, white, purple & red (phew!).

Handbag Heaven Broad Ripple Satchel in black (Balenciaga Giant City knockoff)

Handbag Heaven Broad Ripple Satchells
($53.95, Handbag Heaven)

Baghaus Forever A Squared Handbag

Of the three Balenciaga Giant City Bag look-alikes we’ve featured, the Baghaus versions are my favorites. The Forever A Squared Handbag is synthetic, but the crinkly look makes it totally believable. If you’re anti-leather, it’s a wonderful (and chic) alternative.

Baghaus Forever A Squared Handbag in black (Balenciaga Giant City knockoff)

Baghaus Forever A Squared Handbag
($49.95, Nordstrom Rack)

Baghaus Tara Patrick Tote

Also a strong contender for best (almost) Giant City Bag is the Baghaus Tara Patrick Tote. It’s just like the Forever A Squared Handbag above, except that it is a couple inches larger and has silver hardware instead of gold. Both Tara Patrick and Forever A are also available in other colors.

Baghaus Tara Patrick Tote in black (Balenciaga Giant City knockoff)

Baghaus Tara Patrick Tote
($55.95, Nordstrom Rack)

Posted in: Adrienne Bailon,Ashley Tisdale,Bags,Balenciaga,Dakota Fanning,Fergie,Kourtney Kardashian,Out & About,Real vs. Steal,Vanessa Hudgens

  • Vanessa Hudgens looks great with this Giant City Bags.

  • Gwen

    Kourtney Kardashian’s shoes are awesome! Any chance for a Real vs. Steal on those?! =]

  • Carolina

    @Gwen I was thinking the same! I love those, but I can’t afford Louboutins just yet 🙁

  • @Gwen & Carolina: No look-a-likes, but at least somewhat similar in style:

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    Nine West “Chaney” Peep-toe Pumps

  • Carolina

    Thank you, Irina

  • Johanna

    Too bad baghaus.com does not sell those bags anymore 🙁 bummer

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