Spanish-born, now headquartered in Paris, Balenciaga has become one of the greatest names in French fashion, renowned for high-end luxury pieces that have always been designed with a distinctly edgy style. Latest collections major as much on streetwear as on the company’s ready-to-wear versions of haute couture catwalk pieces. Accessories are a big story for the brand - Balenciaga sunglasses and bags are especially sought after - as are its often avant-garde takes on footwear for men and women.
The label takes its name from founder Cristóbal Balenciaga who opened his first boutiques in Spain in 1919, relocating to Paris during the Spanish Civil War. Spanish royalty were already among his clients. His early designs in Paris were described as “revolutionary”, a reputation that’s still attached to the label today. Jackie Kennedy, newly installed as First Lady at the White House, was a keen customer. Indeed, so rich is the brand’s history that there’s an extensive Cristóbal Balenciaga museum in northern Spain.
If you're thinking of elevating your wardrobe with a piece or two from Balenciaga, you've come to the right place. Before you click 'add to cart', check out our ultimate Balenciaga sizing guide in order to find your perfect fit.
Balenciaga sizing notes
Balenciaga mostly uses its own sizing standards for clothing, so our charts should be useful in converting to the sizing standards you’re used to. Since this is a French-based label, footwear uses EU sizing, so you may need to convert to find your usual size. Many pieces are highly individual in their sizing, precisely because this is a label that goes its own way, and in streetwear-influenced pieces that are designed to fit large, consider going down a size if you’d like a more fitted look.