Finally, a bag from Balmain I can get behind! The partnership between wunderkind artistic director Olivier Rousteing and Parisian-chic jewelry designer Aurélie Bidermann has proven to be a great thing for the brand. It also proves, once again, less is more.
Who needs studs and shock value when you have an inherent sense of cool? Yes, a rectangle of lush suede is nothing revolutionary, though while it looks similar to many other bags out there, it’s undeniable that the Pierre has its own unique flavor. Take casual ease, add obvious functionality, not to mention luxuriant sheepskin lining, and you’ve got one practical bag. But thanks to Aurélie’s faux-ivory tooth – equal parts rocker glam and flirty bohemian – along with other defining details, Pierre is destined to reach covetable-cult status. The neutral colors are well and good, but clearly, I’m all about the red for making an ultimate impact. Inquire at Balmain for purchase and at Barneys New York locations.
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