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Friday, October 26, 2007

Celebrity Style: Balenciaga Step Bag


Hayden Panetierre photo via Celebutopia

After "saving the cheerleader" last season, the cast of Heroes set out on a worldwide media blitz promoting their fan favorite prime-time series. As always, the petite and chic Hayden Panetierre did not disappoint with her choice of arm candy. The blond actress complimented her LBD with the Balenciaga Step Bag. Her selection of this fall's hit bbag color, violet, has left me, and many Balenciaga lovers, lusting after this gorgeous design.

The 'Step', Nicholas Ghesquiere's latest addition to the insanely successful "Motorcycle" line, is crafted from supple goatskin leather and features the customary "Moto" design elements - rolled leather top handles with whipstitching detail, zipped top and front zip pocket with tassel pulls, brass stud and buckle detailing, attached leather-framed mirror and lined interior with zip pocket. Measuring 14 x 10 x 5.5, the 'Step' is the ideal size for a chic day tote. You'll look fabulous carrying Balenciaga's latest creation.

The Step Bag is a tough cookie to track down on-line, though. Why? Because, technically, Balenciaga handbags are not sold on-line. You can usually find an e-tailer that will sell them after a lengthy process which involves finalizing your transaction over the phone. If you're like me and hate the hassle of such a tedious task, eBay is your best bet. I will preface this recommendation with a stern warning - BEWARE OF eBAY. Most of the Balenciaga handbags up for auction are cheap fakes. Only deal with sellers that are confirmed sellers of authentic merchandise. My personal Balenciaga "enabler", ECLuxe Boutique, deals in authentic handbags only. I own several Balenciagas (purchased from ECLuxe) and they are all 1000% authentic. Trust me, I can spot a fake one a mile away and that's no exaggeration. You can find a stunning jaune (marigold) Step Bag like Hayden's up for auction. This bag is a deal at $1095 since the 'Step' retails for $1165. Although I love the violet version, the jaune rendition is a welcome splash of color for fall and will work wonderfully next spring and summer.

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2 Responses to "Celebrity Style: Balenciaga Step Bag"
  1. Give Me Something to Blog About said...
    Friday, October 26, 2007

    We love your site and read it all the time! eFashionHouse.com

  2. Chelsea Rae said...
    Saturday, October 27, 2007

    Hayden is totally getting my vote for the newest "young hollywood" style icon.

    Oh, and the Balenciaga bag is so gorgeous.

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