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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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Designer: Balenciaga
Balenciaga Classic Studs Sunday Tote Leather Small
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Creasing on exterior, moderate wear and darkening on base corners, trims and handles, minor cracking on handle base wax edges, scratches on hardwar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black Narrow Rectangular Frame Sunglasses (670489)
Located in Montreal, Quebec
ITEM CODE: BB0008S R2VB01780 ART. #: 670489 T0016 COLOR: Black SIZE STAMP: 60 ☐ 15 - 135 FRAME MATERIAL: Acetate (plastic) FRAME SHAPE: Rectangle/Narrow MEASURES~ Arms: 135mm Lens w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

new BALENCIAGA 2017 green tshirt blue striped shirt 2 way draped top FR34 XS
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new BALENCIAGA 2017 green tshirt blue striped shirt 2 way draped top FR34 XS Reference: MELK/A00121 Brand: Balenciaga Designer: Demna Collection: 2017 Material: Cotton Color: Green ...
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2010s Balenciaga

new BALENCIAGA 2018 I Love Techno embroidered blue check oversized shirt EU40
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new BALENCIAGA 2018 I Love Techno embroidered blue check oversized shirt EU40 Reference: TGAS/B01521 Brand: Balenciaga Designer: Demna Gvasalia Collection: 2018 Runway Material: Cott...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Pink Cat Eye Sunglasses
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: The sunglasses are designed by Balenciaga, featuring pink frames with pink lenses, cat eye style and gold tone BB hardware on the side. Made in Italy.
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Charcoal Grey Knit One Shoulder Top S
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Balenciaga has an edgy and free-flowing spirit that is translated effortlessly in this top. Made from a blend of quality materials, it features a charcoal grey shade, one shoulder de...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga X Rated Hat Black
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New, Never Worn. This item comes with all the accessories.
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Multicolor Tweed Knife Logo Pointed Toe Mule Sandals Size 39.5
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
If you are an admirer of the latest fashion trends, this pair of Balenciaga mules will add just the right vibe to your closet. The pointed-toe tweed mules are covered in stunning hue...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Grey & Red Faux Leather Track Trainers - Us size 9
Located in London, GB
Balenciaga Grey & Red Leather Track Trainers Low-top layered mesh, faux-leather, and rubber sneakers in black. Contrasting red embroidered number and embossed logo at round toe. Lac...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Wool Houndstooth Structured Crop Jacket - Us size 6
Located in London, GB
Balenciaga Paris FW 2008 Wool Houndstooth Structured Jacket - Balenciaga by Nicholas Ghesquiere - Cropped houndstooth jacket - Concealed snap button closure at the front - Structure...
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2010s Balenciaga

BALENCIAGA 2013 black white scribble print V-neck angular cut back crop top FR34
Located in Hong Kong, NT
BALENCIAGA 2013 black white scribble print V-neck angular cut back crop top FR34 BALENCIAGA FROM THE 2013 COLLECTION Nylon, elastane. Black. Round neck. Structured sleeves. Short sl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga 2007 Blue White & Green Striped Heavy Knit Hooded Sweater
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to offer a vintage blue, white, and green striped Balenciaga heavy knit sweater featuring ornate buttons down the front, an attached hood with chunky ...
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Early 2000s Balenciaga

NEW 2002 Nicolas Ghesquiere for BALENCIAGA wool & leather runway jacket
By Nicolas Ghesquière
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very rare, heathered-grey wool jacket with black leather sleeves designed by Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga exactly as seen on the runway for Fall 2002. French size 38, although t...
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Early 2000s Balenciaga

2010s Balenciaga Purple Jeans
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Balenciaga purple cotton slim-fit jeans. Low-waist model, with five pockets and logoed buttons fastening.Item shows signs of wear on the buttons and rear label, as shown in the pictu...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Grey/Yellow Canvas and Leather Peep Toe Pumps Size 38
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These stylish and striking pumps come from the house of Balenciaga. Crafted from quality canvas & leather, they come in lovely hues of grey & yellow. They are styled with open toes, ...
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2010s Balenciaga

new BALENCIAGA Knife Drape Knit red fine jersey wrapped kitten heel mule EU37
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new BALENCIAGA Knife Drape Knit red fine jersey wrapped kitten heel mule EU37 Brand: Balenciaga Designer: Demna Gvasalia Model Name / Style: Knife Drape Mule Material: Fabric Color: ...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga multicoloured Viscose Dress NWOT
Located in Capri, IT
Balenciaga multicoloured Viscose Dress NWOT Totally made in france in FR 42 size Never used
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

new BALENCIAGA Knife Drape Knit red fine jersey wrapped kitten heel mule EU36
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new BALENCIAGA Knife Drape Knit red fine jersey wrapped kitten heel mule EU36 Brand: Balenciaga Designer: Demna Gvasalia Model Name / Style: Knife Drape Mule Material: Fabric Color: ...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Blue and White Square Sunglasses - 1980's
Located in Palm Beach, FL
These vintage Balenciaga sunglasses have a blue and white square frame. These are in excellent condition. Circa 1980's. Measurements Leg Length: 4.75" Length (lens to lens...
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1980s Balenciaga

BALENCIAGA white leather ALL-OVER LOGO TRIPLE S Sneakers Shoes 39
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Balenciaga All-Over Logo Triple S Sneaker in white faux leather, double foam and mesh. Allover logo printed. Embroidered size at the edge of the toe and embroidered lo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga B Logo Plaque Bag Black
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This belt bag is made with black leather and features top zip fastening, a front zip pocket, metal logo plaque at the front and silver-tone hardware. COLOR: Black ITEM CODE: 530028 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

BALENCIAGA Jaune Citronnade Goatskin Leather Papier Mini
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
BALENCIAGA Jaune Citronnade Goatskin Leather Papier Mini Xupes Reference: CB688 Serial Number: 370926.7325.E.535269 Age (Circa): 2010 Accompanied By: Balenciaga Shoulder Strap, Deta...
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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

new 2002 Nicolas Ghesquiere for BALENCIAGA wool & leather runway jacket
By Nicolas Ghesquière
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very rare grey wool jacket with black leather sleeves designed by Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga exactly as seen on the runway for Fall 2002. French size 40, although this best fi...
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Early 2000s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Uplift Star Print Jersey Dress
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Current Balenciaga Uplift Star Print Jersey Dress Mint Condition. Cross straps wrap in front Size 38
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Power of Dreams Classic Logo White Boxers (Small) 3 set
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Set of 3 COLOR: White MATERIAL: 100% Cotton ITEM CODE: 608342 463B9 SIZE: Small 9 COMES WITH: Box CONDITION: Brand new. Made in Italy
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Houndstooth Check Pink Logo Silk Scarf (692032)
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This scarf is made from lightly crinkled silk with a vibrant pink houndstooth jacquard print and the Balenciaga logo in bold black letters. Knot it through your ponytail, the strap o...
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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 Heart Love Red Logo Silk Scarf (614874)
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This scarf is made from lightly crinkled silk in red with a vibrant white polka dot jacquard print and the Balenciaga logo in bold black letters. Knot it through your ponytail, the s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

BALENCIAGA BICOLOR MINI BODYCON DRESS size 40 - M
Located in Montgomery, TX
BALENCIAGA white and black dress very stretchy Size: FR 40 - US M Pre-owned. Excellent condition. PLEASE VISIT OUR STORE FOR MORE GREAT ITEMS
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2010s Balenciaga

BALENCIAGA black silk TEXTURED RUFFLED HEM MINI Dress 36 XS
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Balenciaga long sleeve honeycomb effect mini dress in black silk (100%). Comes with buttoned cuffs and a high neck. Embellished with puffy shoulders and four rows of r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Neo Classic City Bag Crocodile Embossed Leather Nano
Located in New York, NY
This item can only be shipped within the United States. Condition: Great. Light wear and small glue stains on handles, minor bubbling in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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 Light Blue Leather Mini Classic City Bag
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 leather bag will be your go-to for multiple occasions. It has the sig...
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2010s Balenciaga

runway BALENCIAGA 2018 Hourglass yellow pink check wool peplum coat FR36 XS
Located in Hong Kong, NT
runway BALENCIAGA 2018 Hourglass yellow pink check wool peplum coat FR36 XS Reference: TGAS/B01364 Brand: Balenciaga Designer: Demna Gvasalia Collection: Fall Winter 2018 Runway As s...
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2010s Balenciaga

BALENCIAGA Knits 2011 100% wool red round neck cap sleeve trapeze dress Fr36 S
Located in Hong Kong, NT
BALENCIAGA Knits 2011 100% wool red round neck cap sleeve trapeze dress Fr36 S Reference: AEMA/A00025 Brand: Balenciaga Material: Wool Color: Red Pattern: Solid Extra Detail: Round ...
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2010s Balenciaga

BALENCIAGA off-white leather PADLOCK NUDE WORK XS MARBLE Tote Bag
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Balenciaga tote bag in off-white leather comes with top handles, detachable and adjustable shoulder strap. Features buckle details at the sides. Has a zipped and a slo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Vintage Balenciaga BS8 Grey Lenses 1980's Sunglasses Made in France
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Vintage Balenciaga sleek black with white rope accents frame holding a spotless pair of grey lenses. This pair could show minor sign of wear due to storage. Designed and produced i...
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1970s Balenciaga

new BALENCIAGA DEMNA 2017 washed blue denim kimono sleeve wrap coat FR36 XS
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new BALENCIAGA DEMNA 2017 washed blue denim kimono sleeve wrap coat FR36 XS Reference: TGAS/B00177 Brand: Balenciaga Designer: Demna Gvasalia Material: Denim Color: Blue Pattern: Sol...
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2010s Balenciaga

Papier A4 BALENCIAGA red texturized tote bag
Located in Genève, CH
Beautiful Balenciaga Papier A4 tote in textured red leather. -Classic small mirror on leather tassel -Brass hardware -Single exterior zip pocket -Stud and buckle accents -Dual slit ...
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Early 2000s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Knife Printed Spanex Sock Boots
Located in London, GB
If any fashion influencer made a list of this season's coolest ankle boots, Balenciaga's 'Knife' pair would likely top it. Part of a collection designed just for us, this version is ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

new BALENCIAGA 2019 Logo Wave optical illusion black white wool sweater pull L
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new BALENCIAGA 2019 Logo Wave optical illusion black white wool sweater pull L Reference: TGAS/B01554 Brand: Balenciaga Designer: Demna Gvasalia Material: Wool Color: Black Extra Det...
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2010s Balenciaga

new BALENCIAGA CROCS 2018 Runway yellow logo gibbet platform sandals rare EU36
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new BALENCIAGA CROCS 2018 Runway yellow logo gibbet platform sandals rare EU36 Reference: TGAS/B01558 Brand: Balenciaga-Balenciaga Designer: Demna Gvasalia- Model: Platform crocs-Cro...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière black and red leather mini dress, ss 2010
By Nicholas Ghesquiere
Located in London, GB
▪ Balenciaga mixed media mini dress ▪ Designed by Nicolas Ghesquière ▪ Black and cream lambskin leather ▪ Red chiffon inserts ▪ Pleated mini skirt ▪ Built-in bustier ▪ Harness-st...
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Early 2000s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Red Synthetic Quilted Puffer Jacket S
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The bright red hue and the quilted puffer style make this Balenciaga jacket a covetable piece. It exhibits a relaxed, comfortable silhouette that adds a cool quotient to the jacket. ...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga teal cotton mini dress with aquatic and jungle themed print, ss 2003
Located in London, GB
Balenciaga; Teal cotton 'scuba' mini dress with aquatic and jungle themed print Spring-Summer 2003
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Early 2000s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black Leather Studded Ankle Strap Boots Size 39
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
It's time to rock all your outings with these chic and sophisticated ankle boots from Balenciaga that exude oodles of style. Outstanding in design and craftsmanship, these black boot...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Apple Green Leather Giant 21 Envelope Clutch
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Balenciaga Giant 21 clutch is perfect to carry for days when you need just your essentials. Punctuated with the label's signature studs, this envelope-style clutch features a zi...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Pink Leather Knife Pumps Size 39
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These brilliantly crafted pumps from the House of Balenciaga strike a balance between opulence and simplicity. The Knife pumps indeed exhibit a sharp silhouette and a fancy exterior ...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Knife Printed Spanex Sock Boots
Located in London, GB
If any fashion influencer made a list of this season's coolest ankle boots, Balenciaga's 'Knife' pair would likely top it. Part of a collection designed just for us, this version is ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

2014 S/S Balenciaga Black Leather Knot Headband
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Balenciaga is revered as one of the masters of form. From his famous bubble dress or his envelope dress, Balenciaga has experimented turning impossible shapes into dresses. Then crea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

Balenciaga Blue The First 2way Bag 38bal122
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 103208-213048 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 13" Width: 2" Height: 7.5" Shoulder Handle Drop: 8.5" Handle Drop: 4.5" OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ( 7/1...
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20th Century Balenciaga

new BALENCIAGA DEMNA 2019 Speed Hunters concert merch oversized cotton hoodie M
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new BALENCIAGA DEMNA 2019 Speed Hunters concert merch oversized cotton hoodie M Reference: TGAS/B00174 Brand: Balenciaga Designer: Demna Gvasalia Collection: 2019 Material: Cotton C...
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2010s Balenciaga

BALENCIAGA Knits Kelly green V-neck draped front long sleeve sweater top Fr36 S
Located in Hong Kong, NT
BALENCIAGA Knits Kelly green V-neck draped front long sleeve sweater top Fr36 S Reference: AEMA/A00035 Brand: Balenciaga Material: Unknown Color: Green Pattern: Solid Extra Detail: ...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Rainbow Embroidered Logo Tee Black
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New, Never Worn. This item comes with all the accessories. Size: XS
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21st Century and Contemporary Balenciaga

BALENCIAGA dark red leather BIKER Jacket 36 XS
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Balenciaga biker jacket in dark red lambskin leather with zippers on the sleeves and two front zipper pockets. Closes with silver-tone zipper and snap on the front. Li...
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2010s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Red and Clear Lucite Sunglasses with Red Lenses
Located in Palm Beach, FL
These fun Balenciaga sunglasses have red lenses and a red and clear Lucite frame. They are in excellent condition. Circa 1980's. Measurements Leg Length: 5.25" Front Width: 5 3/8" ...
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1980s Balenciaga

Balenciaga Black Wool Pinstripe Trousers
Located in New York, NY
Balenciaga black wool pinstripe trousers measures 31" at the waist. The waistband width is 1", hips are 42", inner leg length is 35", outer leg length is 45", hem circumference is 21...
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1990s Balenciaga

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