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Balenciaga Bags Go Suede for Fall ’10

I’ve been waiting for some new photos of Balenciaga’s new suede handbags, part of their fall/winter 2010 collection, so I was glad to see that Caroline over at Caroline’s Mode had taken a few snaps of the bags at Nathalie Schuterman (currently having a great sale btw). Pictured above you can see Balenciaga’s classic motorcycle styles in green and sand shades. I’ve yet to see the suede bags with gold hardware but I think the silver looks well suited to the new fabric.

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Celebs and their handbags at the 2010 Cartier International Polo Day

Up first is Miu Miu fan Camilla Belle who carried the Napa Croquette Stage in white. I thought the bag was a beautiful addition to her neutral ensemble and a suitable choice for the event. Camilla’s Napa Croquette shoulder bag is available to purchase from Bergdorf Goodman for $1,150.

…and a prime example of what not to wear to the Cartier Polo Day.

Geri Halliwell took her large (must be MM), grey Vernis Alma in addition to a blue Herve Ledger dress and gold Louboutins. The handbag seems a bit too large and bulky for this type of event and as it’s a top handle I imagine it would end up getting in the way quite a bit. Geri even seems a bit unsettled having to set it down on the grass on the photo above.

You can purchase the Vernis Alma in most Louis Vuitton boutiques for £1,260, full specs on the website.

Cat Deeley also chose to take a top handle bag, her trusty Balenciaga City. The classic, tan handbag is a great addition to her vintage maxi dress but I still think one of the Balenciaga clutches or shoulder bags, such as the Hip, would have been a more appropriate choice.

Finally a clutch!

Katherine Jenkins chose a woven clutch bag from the Anya Hindmarch spring 2009 collection. I love the detail and works well in adding a bit of colour to her simple dress, a look which otherwise might have looked slightly dull.

Holly Valance also made an appearance, carrying a sequin Miu Miu satchel. I actually quite like the mixing of the print of the dress and the sequins but again, I’m not sure why she felt the need to take such a large handbag.

Images via Superior Pics, Louis Vuitton

Sarah Michelle Gellar with the Balenciaga City Bag

Sarah Michelle Gellar was spotted carrying one of her favourite bbags yesterday after a trip to the salon. I love the City handbag she’s carrying in this photo, the classic aged hardware, the top handle and shoulder strap must make it one of the most versatille it bags around. At $1400 I’d say this is definitely an investment piece.

Among SMGs fabulous bbag collection is also the timeless Day shoulder bag, which she’s been spotted with countless times when out and about in LA.

You can buy both of these bags in a range of colours on the Balenciaga online store or at Barneys NY.

Though the bags rarely go on sale, UK fans if you’re patient you can buy these handbags and others from Balenciaga if at the Selfridges 20% off everything in November. In the past two years I’ve come so close to buying the Day bag, especially as last November I had the chance to purchase it for a reasonable £400. Maybe I’ll remember to save up this year!

Images from Barneys