Balenciaga Grey Leather 'Papier A4' Zip Around Bag

Condition: Pristine
Price: € 595

This Papier A4 bag smoothly blends luxury with practical fashion. It is made from grey leather on the exterior and silver-toned hardware. It equips a spacious leather-lined interior. This Balenciaga bag will surely bring elegance to your look.

  • Metal grey goatskin leather
  • Duo rolled leather top handles, drop: 9cm (3,54")
  • Belts with silver buckles and studs
  • An optional adjustable detachable shoulder strap with silver clasps drop is 38cm (14,96")
  • Invisible press stud closing system 
  • Zips and gussets at both sides 
  • Front zip pocket 
  • Leather tassel zipper pull
  • Zipped exterior pocket
  • Main compartment 
  • Lining: grey suède 
  • A zipper pocket 
  • Shiny palladium metal hardware
  • A removable mirror
  • Condition: excellent used condition
  • This item has been professionally cleaned and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to use upon arrival. 
  • This item has been authenticated by our in-house trained professionals. Balenciaga does not endorse or participate in the La Doyenne Vintage's authentication process. 
  • Balenciaga is a registered trademark of Balenciaga. La Doyenne Vintage is neither partnered nor affiliated with Balenciaga. 
  • Photos are of the actual item in our possession.
  • Purchasing this item continues its narrative and reduces the environmental impact of using new resources. You can be confident that you’re making a better choice for the Planet.
€ 595
17 x 22 x 9 cm


Cristóbal Balenciaga Eisaguirre was born in Getaria, Spain, in 1895. At the age of 24 he openend his first shop which became immediately very well known.

His style was innovatory, he played with proportions no one else did at that time. He worked a lot with volume and draperies with different kind of fabrics. The silhouette Balenciaga choose for his designs could be recognized very quickly by the hourglass figure. He didn’t use a lot of colors or prints, the only print he often used was the polkadot.

Around 1951 he completely transformed his designs, he stopped with the waists and layers but came up with the well-known tunic dresses. And that is also what made him famous, by manipulating the waist he contributed to “what is considered to be his most important contribution to the world of fashion: a new silhouette for women.” Balenciaga died in 1972.

Did you know that Emanual Ungaro and Oscar de la Renta first learned their skills of Balenciaga before starting their own labels? Even Christian Dior called ‘master of us all’, the biggest compliment you can get. Balenciaga's current Creative Director is Alexander Wang.

An interesting fact that few may know about is; Balenciaga designed the clothing for french athletes for the 1992 Olympic Summer Games. Balenciaga is now known mainly for their fine leather goods, especially the classic Motorcycle bag and Motorcycle leather jackets.