The Ultimate Balenciaga City Bag Review – All You Need To Know Before Buying

The Ultimate Balenciaga City Bag Review – All You Need To Know Before Buying
Balenciaga city bag review



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If you are looking for the ultimate Balenciaga city bag review, you are in the right place. Today, we are talking about one of the first it-bags ever, the Balenciaga city bag.

The Balenciaga city bag (firstly named ”motorcycle”) came out in 2001 by Nicolas Ghesquière. Nowadays, Demna Gvasalia, the new creative director of the brand and co-founder of the Vetements, ”redesigned” and renamed the bag from city to Neo Classic.

For many fashion experts, this bag belongs to the list with the iconic classic bags, among the Chanel classic flap bag, the Hermes Birkin, etc.

Is the Balenciaga city bag still popular?

Even though it’s a classic and always a bestseller, these days and after her ”upgrade” the Balenciaga city bag is also trending again, so a Balenciaga city bag review is much needed  . Oh haven’t you noticed that this bag recently got a makeover? Don’t worry, there are not  any dramatic changes, just a little revamp that will make every fan of the bag happy.

What are the differences between the old Balenciaga city bag and the new Neo Classic bag?

The biggest difference is the shape. The Neo Classic has more structure and a characteristic trapezoidal shape. The old Balenciaga bag had a rectangular shape and ”no structure” , it was a softer floppy bag .In adition , the mirror is gone and there’s a tone-on-tone Balenciaga logo embossed on the front ,that missing from the older version.


This bag is one of my first designer bags. I bought it when I was 19 years old. Now, I’m 25 years old, and I have never stopped loving and wearing it since day one. So, I can tell you everything you need to know before buying this it-bag.

Let’s get to the Balenciaga city bag review!!!

What’s the size of the Balenciaga city bag?

The Balenciaga city bag or the Neo Classic is available in 8 sizes. The Neo Classic, super nano, nano, mini, xs, small, medium, and large. The dimensions for each size are

Neo Classic ->L15,3 x H9,6 x W4,3 inch
Super nano ->L4,5 x H2,9 x W1,9 inch
Nano -> L7 x H5,1 x W3,5 inch
Mini. ->L8,6 x H5,5 x W4,3 inch
XS ->L10,2 x H7,2 x W4,3 inch
Small. ->L13 x H8,2 x W6,1 inch
Medium ->L7,8 x H9,8 x W17,3 inch
Large ->L21,2 x H13,3 x W9,4 inch

How much does this bag cost?

The price depends on the size and the material (leather ). So, same-sized Balenciaga Neo Classic bags have different prices.

   Also , if you want to buy the ”old” Balenciaga city bag , or you want to save some money then you should look for a preloved bag .For , example in there are many Balenciaga city bags (old version) for $500 .It sounds like a good deal, doesn’t it ? Check this deal here.

Check all the price ranges for the new model below.

Neo Classic ->$2650
Super nano ->$1250
Nano -> $1590
Mini. ->$1750-$2090
XS. ->$2350
Small. ->$2490
Medium ->$2790-$2850
Large ->$2950-$3790

3. What’s the material?

The Balenciaga city bag or the Neo Classic is made of leather. Most models are made of  calfskin and Nappa lambskin.

4. How’s the Balenciaga city or Neo Classic bag inside and out?

This bag has two leather hand-braided handles, an adjustable and removable strap, and dark silver hardware. Also, there’s a front zipped pocket with knotted leather puller and an inside flat pocket. The lining is made of Nappa lambskin. Moreover, the tone-on-tone Balenciaga logo embossed on the front is a new addition we love!

5. What can I fit in?

Well, that totally depends on the size. For example, if you are going to purchase the super nano or the nano, then there are not many things you can fit in. However, the small, medium, and large sizes are better options for an everyday bag. In this scenario, you could fit in all your essentials like your phone, keys, wallet, cardholder,makeup case etc.

6. What color should I choose?

Choose the color that better matches your personal style. For example, if you are a girl who loves monochromatic and minimalistic looks, then black and beige are the best options for you. On the other side, if your style is playful and colorful, go for a vibrant color like pink or even orange that is super hot for the upcoming season.

7. Is the Balenciaga city bag a classic?

Yes, it is! What if the name has changed, the Balenciaga city bag is still an all-time classic. We loved it back when it was called the motorcycle bag and we still love it the same now as the Neo Classic. This bag has been a bestseller since it’s first launch 20 years ago. If you are a bestseller for 20 years, then you are classic without a doubt.

8. Is the Balenciaga city bag worth it?

Again, we are talking about a high-quality bag ( I wore mine for 6 years without it being super damaged ) that is an it-bag for 20 years straight. So, yes this bag is worth the hype even more than bags that have double the price.