Though I only have a modest collection of 2 staple items: Black RH City 2008 & Black RH Compagnon 2010
I definitely want to add to my collection something with Giant Hardware, and a clutch like the Envelope.
However, there has been a price increase buzz for the last couple of months.
As of today, November 1, 2011, the prices for Balenciaga bags have increased between $50-$150, depending on the style. Though the prices on the official Balenciaga site does not reflect the price increase JUST YET, Barneys.com is already showing the increased prices.
Here's a list of some of the bags that were affected that I could see on the Barney's Website. This is by no means an official list, just what I have observed. US currency.
[Part Time Regular Hardware] 1545 --> 1595
[City Regular Hardware] 1445 --> 1545
[City Giant Hardware] 1795 --> 1895
[Velo Regular Hardware] 1445 --> 1545
[Velo Giant Hardware] 1795 --> 1895
[First Regular Hardware] 1245 --> 1395
[First Giant Hardware] 1695 --> 1795
[Envelope Giant Hardware] 1025 --> 1045
[Town Giant Hardware] 1695 --> 1795
[Work Regular Hardware] 1645 --> 1695
[Work Giant Hardware] 1995 --> 2045
[Weekender Regular Hardware] 1695 --> 1845
[Weekender Giant Hardware] 2095 --> 2195
Snapshot of the damage:
|Barneys.com; Balenciaga price increase|
All in all, this price increase isn't actually that bad. I'm not looking to get one just yet. I still have my trusty Black RH City currently so... I'll wait :)
I'll gladly take this one over Chanel's price increase.