Balenciaga Le Dix Croc Bites

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Are crocodiles the new endangered species? Designers are all rushing to cash in on the popularity of gator bags with sky high price tags these days. While some, like Hermes and Prada, make our hearts flutter with desire, others just make us shudder. Nicolas Guesquiere, the once punky rebel designer who started a revolution with his distressed motorcycle bags, has lost his edge. The Balenciaga le dix became uncool the minute W magazine called it a classic and this grandma worthy version in puke green croc has ensured it’s permanent place on our shit list. The original le Dix was made of soft distressed leather, which made it slouchy and wearable. Now in crocodile the shape seems awkward and all wrong. Why didn’t Nicolas design a different bag that would suit croc skin better? Because he’s trying to cash in on the le Dix bag and hopes we’re stupid enough to buy into it. Priced at $13,000, these bags are sure to end up at Last Call at Neiman Marcus.


  1. Bag Goddess
    January 14, 2006 / 9:13 pm

    You really dislike Balenciaga! Whats wrong? Can’t afford one?

  2. jay
    November 16, 2006 / 2:43 am

    she doesnt dislike balenciaga in general, just the grandmaness of the grandma looking version.

  3. David
    August 16, 2007 / 8:11 pm

    Tina you have so much information about who what and where regarding handbags, I have to ask is this a full time job running this site?

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