Arm Candy Alert: 2 New Bags From Balenciaga and Versace

One a chic shopper, the other a gold-studded signature purse—both highly coveted

Balenciaga Bag

Balenciaga bags, $1,770–$2,255 each, similar styles at Holt Renfrew
(Photo: Hamin Lee)

Modelled after the ubiquitous paper shopper but fabricated in slick patent or buttery calfskin, these Balenciaga bags are anything but disposable. Yes, there’s a certain irony in coveting an upmarket grocery sack, but just imagine how chic one would look on your arm as you glide down the aisles. Balenciaga bags, $1,770–$2,255 each, similar styles at Holt Renfrew

Versace Bag

Limited Edition Ciao Versace bag, Yorkdale Shopping Centre

Versace is celebrating the opening of its first Canadian boutique with a glammed-up version of its structured Signature handbag. “I designed it to bring to Toronto, for the first time, the unique essence of Versace,” says Donatella of the gold-studded design. “I love the combination of luxury and glamour with an artisan touch.”