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Balenciaga: A progressive luxury brand with a good name and reputation. One of the most beloved luxury brands over the whole world. Founded by the so-called conductor of haute couture: Christobal Balenciaga. 

The creative mastermind Christobal Balenciaga Establishs ed his brand Balenciaga in 1919. He opened his first store in San Sebastian when he was 12 years old. The appreciation for his work grew so fast, that he opened his second and third store in Madrid and Barcelona soon after. Unfortunately he had to close his stores and move to Paris due to the Spanish civil war. 

After the war creativity could be celebrated again. He opened his stores in Spain again while he worked from Paris. 
He created the most beautiful pieces and Christian Dior therefore called him: “The master of us all”. 

The style of Balenciaga was and still is very pronounced. He used a lot of fabric and played with volume and proportions. There was almost no mention of crazy prints and heavy colors. The only type of print you would see were polka dots. 

In 1968, at the peak of his success, he wanted to retire, just so that he could be remembered as the most stylish and elegant designer. 

Since then, many designers such as Jaques Bogart S.A, Michel Goma, Josephys Thimester, Nicolas Ghesquiere and Alexander Wang made collections for Balenciaga. Nowadays Demna Gvasalia is Balenciaga’s creative director.

The most popular Balenciaga bag of all times must be the Balenciaga city bag. It was designed ten years ago and since then the bag became indispensable in the fashion scene. Many celebrities are absolutely in love with this bag. 

Luckily, we have some really pretty vintage Balenciaga city bags in our collection at L'Étoile Luxury Vintage. Feel free to take a look! And don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

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