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The Beginnings of Balenciaga

Known as the architect of haute couture, Cristóbal Balenciaga helped to shape fashion in a way no other designer could. Spanish-born Balenciaga founded his first fashion house in 1918, in San Sebastian, Spain. The talented designer soon followed that up with several more stores in Spain, before moving to the centre of fashion at that time. The one and only Paris. Balenciaga set up shop in Paris in 1937, opening the House of Balenciaga in the spot it still sits in today. 

Admired by his peers, Balenciaga was described as “the master of us all”, by Christian Dior. Coco Chanel described Balenciaga as a “true couturier”, saying, “Only he is able to cut fabric, assemble it and sew it with his own hands. The others are merely draftsmen.” Hubert de Givenchy said that Balenciaga created “not only a style but technique,” elaborating on that by saying Balenciaga was “the architect of haute couture”. Today, the Balenciaga brand is owned by French multinational company Kering, offering a spectacular range of high-end women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes, accessories, eyewear and a fragrance for women.

Buying Balenciaga Bags

Buying gorgeous Balenciaga bags doesn’t require a trip to Paris, New York or Milan. It doesn’t even require leaving the house. Not with eBay anyway. Simply packed with clothing, shoes and accessories, eBay has everything from Balenciaga women’s bags to no-brand ballet flats. Looking for women’s bags? There is no better place to be.

Take a look at eBay’s superb range of women’s bags to find the various Balenciaga bags on offer. Not finding the right one? Simply narrow the search. Check out Balenciaga women’s bags by searching each style, to find clutch, hobo, messenger and cross body, and shoulder bag options. Then, check out what’s available according to colour, material and price. Want to buy Balenciaga while on a budget? Pre-owned could be the way to go.