The leather is soft, fabulously distressed, with the usual gentle creases and minor suface scuffs that form part of the purposeful look of a Balenciaga.
A light fingernail scuff to the rear RH side and corners are excellent with only slight lightening, that occurs with the slightest wear to the glaze.
Ever so slightly paler in tone than the pictures as the photographs seem to intensify the pigmentation a little.
Tassels, inking and stitching are all very good and top handles well shaped with some minor adhesive discolouration* to the holes of the whipstitching as often happens with age. Extremely difficult to see without very close inspection.
Hardware displays some very slight age related spots of tarnish (which blend completely with the character of the finish) and the interior is lined in entirely clean, black cotton with a side zipped pocket.
Top handles have drop of 8cm
Detachable top strap has a drop of 20cm
Weight is 276g
Includes - NPNP, containing photo of store receipt, (original is available on request 14 days after sale), Store Tag, Controllo Card, Mirror, spare tassle, Balenciaga dustcover & Presentation Box.