When Balenciaga came out with their Stardust collection online, all the Balenciaga lovers were just raving about it! πŸ™‚ I avoided visiting Balenciaga’s websiteΒ  since lurking around their website results to confusion on what color should I be getting! I was somehow determined to get a charcoal gray, but when I saw Stardust online, I just wanted it in an instant! πŸ™‚

So is my new baby a Balenciaga Stardust??? Hmmmm…. Check it out below… πŸ™‚

balenciaga stardust feedback

Na-ah! Hehehe! I’m just posting here my opinion or feedback on Balenciaga Stardust. So why didn’t I end up with Stardust?

I was very disappointed when I learned that this model is an online exclusive limited edition, which is specifically indicated in their website. I wanted it badly, but since this would be my first Balenciaga bag if ever, I wanted to be sure that I get the right one. I wanna see it in person. I wanna touch it. I wanna carry it. I wanna make sure that she really is for me. Hehehe! Days have passed and the picture of Stardust just can’t get out of my mind! Hahaha! πŸ™‚ Crazy I know!!! This pushed me to call several Balenciaga shops here in London to inquire about Stardust. The good news- Balenciaga Stardust is not actually an online exclusive! They have it in stores!!! πŸ™‚ In fact, they even have it in bronze and black!Β  The thing is- just like any other Balenciaga bags, they run out very fast! At the time I called, the one and only Balenciaga boutique in Mount Street, London only had the Bronze Stardust. I wasn’t interested in bronze as I have several brown bags already. As for the other Balenciaga stores, they are either out of stock or they have the black in silver hardware. πŸ™ Stardust just looks perfect in gold hardware online, which is why I was hoping to see the black Stardust in gold hardware!!! Argh… You can probably imagine how I was feeling at that time! It seems like having a Balenciaga is not my destiny… πŸ™

Anyway, last Saturday, when I decided to walk all the way to Mount Street from Selfridges at Oxford (since Selfridges didn’t have Stardust nor any of the colors I like!), I wasn’t really hoping to see the black Stardust in gold hardware anymore. When I got inside, my eyes grew big when I saw it on display!!! πŸ™‚ Oh my! Just imagine my face when I saw it! I was really surprised and I think the SA even noticed it. She just told me that it just arrived! Oh dear, could this be a sign?! πŸ™‚

The moment I laid my hands on it, my smile slowly diminished… Why?! Well, it wasn’t what I expected it to be. πŸ™ Sure, it is nice. Or let me say, it looks so damn perfect! My problem? The leather! It’s just so smooth. When I touched the leather, I knew then that this bag would be a high maintenance bag. And if you’ve been reading my blog, high maintenance bag is just a no-no for me! I just can’t! Being such an OC, I seriously can’t live with even very small scratches. And being clumsy at times, Stardust is surely not for me. πŸ™ Really sad, but a fact that I should accept. Hehehe! How I wish it is like any other Balenciaga leather- the vintage/ cracked leather look. If it was, geesh… consider it sold! LOL! πŸ™‚ Well, of course, for those who love the smooth lambskin leather, then this should be a dream come true. Hehehe! πŸ™‚ The thing is- I’m not so sure how Stardust would look as it ages. I’m afraid the shinning shimmering thingy in it would not last forever. When I tried running down my fingers through the leather, I felt some roughness because of the shining stuff that were added to it. Think of it like glitters. Though it is definitely not glitters, it would seem that the leather was painted with some glitters because of the little roughness that can be felt. This made me realize that this bag is not for keeps after all. πŸ™

Well, I’m not that disappointed when I left the boutique. Obviously, since I already announced to the world in this post that I went home with my brit baby! Hahaha! So hold on to my next posts to come as I unveil my new Balenciaga bag. πŸ™‚