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Balenciaga

Though he was born in the quiet fishing village of Getaria in Spain’s Basque region, Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895–1972) was destined to reshape modern fashion. As a child, he worked alongside his seamstress mother. Showing immense talent, he earned commissions as a teenager from local patron Marquesa de Casa Torres, who paid for his tailoring education in Madrid. In 1917, he established his first haute couture house — named Eisa, for his mother — in the trendy resort town San Sebastián. He soon followed it with boutiques in Madrid and Barcelona, drawing such clientele as the Spanish royal family.

When the Spanish Civil War put a hold on his prospects in Spain, the designer moved to Paris, opening a house on Avenue Georges V in 1937. There, Balenciaga rubbed elbows with fashion greats like Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli and quickly won over clients like Gloria Guinness, Pauline de Rothschild and Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. As a couturier, Balenciaga drew from his Spanish heritage for ideas, riffing on everything from matador costumes and flamenco dresses to the paintings of Diego Velázquez, whose portraits of Spanish princesses famously inspired Balenciaga’s Infanta gown.

An expert tailor, he experimented with sculptural silhouettes that didn’t follow the body. Some of his notable designs include the 1953 balloon jacket, and from 1957, the cocoon coat, the baby-doll dress and the sack dress, which he popularized with his good friend designer Hubert de Givenchy. All of these could be considered not just the masterpieces of haute couture, but also objets d’art in their own right, leading to Balenciaga’s nickname, “The Master.”

Balenciaga continued designing until 1968, when he retired after three decades of influential work and his fashion house went dormant. The rights to Balenciaga were acquired by Jacques Bogart S.A. in 1986. Under designer Michel Goma, who focused on ready-to-wear, the brand experienced a resurgence, with his first collection introduced in 1987. The brand returned to high fashion with the arrival of designer Josephus Thimister in 1992. It has since been led by a series of creative directors who have paid homage to Balenciaga’s iconic designs, including Nicolas Ghesquière, Alexander Wang and, most recently, Demna Gvasalia. In 2011, a museum celebrating Balenciaga’s legacy opened in his hometown in Spain, commemorating where it all began.

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Balenciaga Black Suede Long Riding Boots US 7
Located in London, GB
Balenciaga Black Suede Long Riding Boots - Riding style boot with silver tone ankle embellishment - Soft black suede - Round toe - Slip-on style - Low block heel Materials: Leath...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga White Leather Fringe Knife Pumps Size 39
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
If you are an admirer of the latest fashion trends, this pair of Balenciaga pumps will add just the right vibe to your closet. The pointed-toe leather pumps are covered in white and ...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Rose Blush Agneau Leather RH Twiggy Bag
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Balenciaga RH Twiggy satchel is perfect for everyday use. Crafted from leather in striking pink, this bag has a girlish silhouette with two top handles, a removable shoulder str...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Tri Color Leather RH Envelope Clutch
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Balenciaga clutch is a stylish creation that is exceptionally well-made. This flap-style clutch is crafted from leather and accented with signature metal studs, corner buckle de...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black Fabric Pointed Toe Slingback Sandals Size 38
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Minimal and yet so stylish, these Balenciaga sandals can be styled with many outfits! Crafted from fabric in a black sade, they are designed in a pointed-toe silhouette secured with ...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black Satin BB Knife Pumps Size 38.5
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
From the Balenciaga Knife collection, these pumps will add just the right amount of sleek vibe to your closet. They have been crafted from satin in black color and augmented by sharp...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black Leather Logo Strap Kitten Heel Sandals Size 38
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Balenciaga delivers a simple pair of open-toe sandals with a touch of logomania. Leather straps with the brand logo are placed over the toes and at the ankles for a casual-chic look....
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Logo Denim Jacket
Located in Kiev, UA
A casual staple like this blue wash Balenciaga denim jacket will go far in your seasonless edit. Oversized in fit so that it can be layered over knitwear and casual T-shirts in equa...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Sang Leather GSH Part Time Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Part-Time tote from Balenciaga is a bag loved by many. This Sang leather bag is unique in its silhouette and features an interplay of signature studs and buckles. Let your audie...
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2010s Balenciaga

Vintage BALENCIAGA Gilt Coral Rhinestone Dangling Earrings
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage BALENCIAGA Gilt Coral Rhinestone Dangling Earrings Measurements: Height: 2.44 inches (6.2 cm) Width: 1.97 inches (5 cm) Weight per Earring: 16 grams Features: - 100% Authen...
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1980s Vintage Balenciaga

Balenciaga White Leather Knife Fringes Pointed Toe Pumps Size 40
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
If you are an admirer of the latest fashion trends, this pair of Balenciaga pumps will add just the right vibe to your closet. The pointed-toe leather pumps are covered in white and ...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black & Grey Long Sleeve Dress
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Black and grey long sleeve wrap dress by Balenciaga. Sash tie closure at front. Designer size 40. 68" bust, 68" waist, 38.5" length. Condition: Pre-owned. Good. Some...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Coral Pink Leather Arena Gladiator Flats Size 40
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These Balenciaga flats are ideal if you're looking to add that extra pop of color to your wardrobe this season! Crafted in coral pink leather, these Arena gladiator flats are accente...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black Leather Arena Studded Gladiator Wedge Sandals Size 37
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These stunning sandals by Balenciaga will make a statement. Crafted from leather, they come in black. These gladiator-style wedge heels feature straps embellished with gold-tone stud...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black Leather Ceinture Ankle Boots Size 36
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Exclusively crafted by the best, for the best, these boots are from the house of Balenciaga. Designed by Alexander Wang, these leather boots are elevated with metal accents, buckles,...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Grey Leather Arena Embellished Slide Sandals Size 38
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These flats are just one of Balenciaga's artistic creations! The grey flats are crafted from leather and feature the signature stud detailing in gold tone. They flaunt an open-back s...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black Matelassé Leather City Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Balenciaga is known for its finely made products and the City bags are one of them. Effortless and stylish, this Matelassé leather bag will be your go-to for multiple occasions. It h...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black Leather Studded Slingback Wedge Sandals Size 37
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chic and casual, these sandals are a great choice for a summer day! They are covered with black leather and accented with silver-tone studs, buckle closure on slingbacks, and leather...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black Leather Giant 21 Gold Hobo
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Choose this Balenciaga hobo to complement your effortless everyday look. The bag is crafted from black leather and features a single handle and gold-tone hardware. The fabric-lined i...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Automne Leather Brogue CGH Work Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Balenciaga Work tote is perfect for everyday use. Crafted from brogue leather in a gorgeous hue, the bag has a feminine silhouette with two top handles and a front zip pocket. T...
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Early 2000s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Plum Leather Papier Mini A4 Zip Around Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Papier A4 tote from Balenciaga smoothly blends luxury with practical fashion. It comes crafted from leather and styled with two top handles, a suede interior, and a detachable s...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Reversible Satin Bomber Jacket
Located in London, GB
This Balenciaga burgundy satin bomber jacket has a bright-orange reversible house monogram interior, this piece is generously padded for insulation and has ruched seams that accentua...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Mallorca Rubber Slides
Located in London, GB
The Balenciaga slides are topped with buckles, they've been made in Italy from translucent rubber and have comfortable molded footbeds and thick soles. Sole measures approximately 15...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black Anthracite Leather Giant Hardware Midday Bag
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A popular bag among celebrities, this Midday bag by Balenciaga will never leave you unnoticed! It is crafted from leather and is accented with oversized signature metal buckle and st...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Charbon Leather GH Midday Bag
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A popular bag among celebrities, this Midday bag by Balenciaga will never leave you unnoticed! It is crafted from leather and is accented with oversized signature metal buckle and st...
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2010s Balenciaga

Vintage 1958 Balenciaga Haute Couture Orange Duchess Satin Swing Coat Jacket
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Stunning Balenciaga haute couture sunkist orange duchess satin swing coat dating back to his 1958 collection. Cristobal Balenciaga began his life's work in fashion at a very young ag...
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1950s Balenciaga

BALENCIAGA Castagna brown leather GIANT WORK Motorcycle Shoulder Bag
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Balenciaga 'Giant Work' motorcycle bag in Castagna (walnut brown) distressed calfskin featuring rose gold-tone studs and hardware. Opens with a zipper on top and is li...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

BALENCIAGA sky blue leather PAPIER A6 SIDE ZIP TOTE Bag
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Balenciaga 'Papier A6 Side Zip Tote' shoulder bag in sky blue smooth calfskin. Features zip side gussets and polished silvertone hardware. Tassel-trimmed zip pocket an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Track Low Top Black/Pink Sneakers (7 US)
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Featuring a black/pink color, mesh panelling, double pull-tab at the opening, logo patch at the tongue, round toe front lace-up fastening and a chunky rubber sole. COLOR: Black/Pink...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Mirrored Stiletto Ankle Bootie (40 EU) 482095
Located in Montreal, Quebec
These silver Balenciaga mirror ankle boots are made with leather and feature side zip fastening, 80-mm heel, a pointed toe and a mirrored shine effect. COLOR: Mirrored (sliver) MATE...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Arena Wheeled Suitcase Rolling Carry-on Luggage Trolley Leather Bag
Located in Miami, FL
Balenciaga 2013 Rare Limited Edition Periwinkle Blue Jacynthe Wheeled Carry-On Balenciaga Wheeled Carry-On, features soft lambskin and distinctive aged brass hardware. Black perfora...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Curved Logo Typo Cropped Black Scarf Foulards Neckerchief (576157)
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Black scarf from Balenciaga. Made of silk. Decorated with an embroidered and printed logo pattern in white and neon green. COLOR: Lemon/black MATERIAL: Silk ITEM CODE: 576157 MEASUR...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black/White Suede And Leather Race Runner Sneaker Size 43
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Let your latest shoe addition be this pair of Race Runners sneakers from Balenciaga. These sneakers have been crafted from suede and leather and feature a chic silhouette. They flaun...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Pink Knit Fabric Speed Trainer High Top Sneakers Size 37
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Celebrating the fusion of sports and luxury fashion, these Balenciaga Speed Trainer sneakers are absolutely worth the splurge. They are laceless and so well-crafted with breathable k...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Light Olive Leather GSH Part Time Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Part-Time tote from Balenciaga is a bag loved by many. This green leather bag is unique in its silhouette and features an interplay of signature studs and buckles. Let your audi...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Multicolor Mesh and Leather Triple S Clear Sole Sneakers Size 39
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Triple S by Balenciaga is one of the most famous sneaker designs in the world. These are crafted from a mix of materials into a chunky size, achieved by the high complex soles. T...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black Woven Straw and Leather Vintage Flap Shoulder Bag
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Add a touch of elegance when you style this Balenciaga handbag with your favorite attire. Bold and sharp, this bag is designed in a black woven straw and leather body. It features a ...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black Mesh And Nubuck Leather Triple S Low Top Sneakers Size 37
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Triple S by Balenciaga was first seen in January of 2017, but it dropped only in September of the same year. Once it launched, the shoes shook the sneaker scene and started the "...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black Mesh And Leather Race Runner Low Top Sneakers Size 44
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Let your latest shoe addition be this pair of Race Runners sneakers from Balenciaga. These black sneakers have been crafted from suede, leather, and mesh and feature a smart silhouet...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga White Synthetic Leather And Mesh Track 2 Low Top Sneakers Size 44
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These Track sneakers from Balenciaga offer the correct amount of style and comfort. They have been crafted from mesh, rubber, and synthetic leather, they are designed in a chunky sil...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Grey Mesh And Nubuck Leather Triple S Sneakers Size 45
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Triple S by Balenciaga was first seen in January of 2017, but it dropped only in September of the same year. Once it launched, the shoes shook the sneaker scene and started the "...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Oversized Printed Checked Brushed Cotton Shirt
Located in London, GB
Demna Gvasalia continues to play with size and proportions for Balenciaga's collections which is echoed by this black and white check shirt, crafted in Italy with dropped shoulders f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Blue/Black Leather And Mesh Race Runner Low Top Sneakers Size 45
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Let your latest shoe addition be this pair of Race Runners sneakers from Balenciaga. These sneakers have been crafted from a blend of quality materials and feature a chic silhouette....
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Tricolor Gray Leather Cherche Midi Clutch Bag Handbag
Located in Rome, Rome
Balenciaga Cherche Midi Clutch Bag. Crafted in Gray leather. Silver metal hardware. Pink stingray accent on the front. Gray fabric lining. 1 side zip pocket inside. Front flap with t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Dark Grey Leather RH First Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Balenciaga RH tote is a classic! Crafted from quality leather in a gorgeous dark grey color, the bag has a feminine silhouette with two top handles and gold-tone hardware. The z...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Green Leather Giant 12 GH Velo Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Get ready to grab a lot of praises for this classic tote from the house of Balenciaga. An exemplar of timeless fashion, this beautifully made bag comes with a highly reliable leather...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Pourpre Veau Leather Papier A6 Side Zip Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Papier A6 tote from Balenciaga smoothly blends luxury with practical fashion. It comes crafted from Pourpre Veau leather into a structured body and styled with two top handles and a ...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Mandarin Leather GSH Part Time Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Part-Time tote from Balenciaga is perfect for all your outings. This leather bag is unique in its silhouette and features an interplay of large studs and buckles. With a creativ...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Grey Knit Fabric Speed Sneakers Size 42
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Celebrating the fusion of sports and luxury fashion, these Balenciaga Speed sneakers are absolutely worth the splurge. They are laceless and crafted well in a sock style. Fully equip...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Pink Leather XXS North South Shopping Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Fall in love with this absolutely stylish North South tote from Balenciaga. Designed like a shopping bag, this pretty pink one comes crafted from leather with the brand label at the ...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black Leather Classic RH Bowler Satchel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A fresh take on femininity, this bag stitched from leather is fabulous to elevate your evening ensembles. With a fabric lining and interesting features, this bag will be your indispe...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Dark Grey Leather RH First Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This RH First tote from Balenciaga makes you feel confident every time you accessorize your outfits with this bag. The gold-toned hardware and leather exteriors give it a very classy...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Grey Leather S Ville Logo Satchel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Quite trendy and extremely stylish, this Balenciaga S Ville bag is one you must definitely get your hands on! The grey-hued creation comes crafted from leather and detailed with the ...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black Leather XS Bazar Shopper Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Balenciaga gives a luxurious touch to our everyday errand partner, the shopping bag via this creation. Made from leather, the bag has a black hue and handles, all very cleverly assem...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Automne Leather Brogue GCH City Tote
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Balenciaga is known for its finely made products and the City bags are one of them. Effortless and stylish, this Automne leather bag will be your go-to for multiple occasions. It has...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Multicolor Leather And Knit Fabric X-pander Sneakers Size 42
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These X-pander sneakers from Balenciaga offer the correct amount of style and comfort. They have been crafted from knit fabric and leather, they are designed in a chunky silhouette w...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Purple Neoprene And Suede Triple -S Sneakers Size 40
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Triple S by Balenciaga was first seen in January of 2017, but it dropped only in September of the same year. Once it launched, the shoes shook the sneaker scene and started the "...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black/Pink Suede And Mesh Race Runner Sneakers Size 38
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Let your latest shoe addition be this pair of Race Runners sneakers from Balenciaga. These black sneakers have been from a blend of quality materials and feature a chic silhouette. T...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga White Leather XXS Ville Logo Satchel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Defined by the signature on its exterior, Balenciaga's XXS Ville Logo satchel is an everyday showstopper. Shaped in a compact size, the gold-tone hardware, and branding in red offer ...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Multicolor Mesh And Leather Race Runner Low Top Sneakers Size 37
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Let your latest shoe addition be this pair of Balenciaga Race Runners sneakers. These sneakers have been crafted from a blend of quality materials and feature a chic silhouette. They...
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2010s Balenciaga

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Questions About Balenciaga
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Balenciaga is so expensive because it's one of the world's top fashion houses. Its cult status among celebrities in addition to its handmade production are two factors that contribute to Balenciaga pieces being so expensive.