Snob Essentials

Balenciaga Brilliant Pouchette Bague


Is there another brand cooler than Balenciaga? (Balmain is close behind but Christopher Decarnin has yet to prove he’s worthy of the outrageous prices and that he’s more than a one season wonder!). The Brilliant Pouchette Bague Black Lizard showcases everything I love about Balenciaga under Nicholas Ghesquiere– he pushes the envelope yet manages to retain the essence of the brand.  The two gusset flap front with studded hardware is edgy urban but in classic lizard– it remains tasteful.  I can just picture Carine Roitfeld with this, she eschews large bags and prefers little clutches.  This one is kind of an odd size at 6″ x 6.5″ x 1.5″ but that’s part of its charm!  The squareness has a vintage-y retro feel to it that I love.  $2,675.00 at Barneys New York.

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  1. hey tina! i haven’t commented in a while, but i just can’t resist when you get all rocker chic on me. when i first saw this clutch i thought it was a document case or portfolio, because it’s square and the pic on the barneys website is so ginormous but when i noticed the actual dimensions i was confused. who the heck wants a clutch that small? suffice it to say i got the ps1 in black python! but i do hope that some of you petite girls out there (ahem…tina) consider snatching up this amazing clutch!