Kim Kardashian flaunts 129 Balenciaga purses amid backlash for signing with the brand

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Kim Kardashian is not letting the hate stop her from having fun as she proudly showcased her extensive collection of Balenciaga bags in a recent Instagram post. The move comes amidst criticism regarding her new role as the brand’s ambassador. The Skims founder, 43, treated her followers to a glimpse inside her closet, adorned with over 100 luxurious purses.

A video snippet captured Kardashian playfully attempting to estimate the number of bags on the four shelves. “My guess will be 130,” she told the camera crew before proceeding to count each one. Kim then excitedly revealed that she counted 128 before correcting herself as she also had one in her hand. “129! I’m one bag off,” she said. “You guys, I won.”


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Kim Kardashian’s Balenciaga bag collection estimates around $387,000

As per Balenciaga’s official website, each purse in Kardashian’s collection is priced at approximately $3,000. This places the total estimated value at around $387,000. The reality TV star recently showcased her impressive collection in a closet campaign that is already making waves online.

The campaign features Kim modeling a strapless black bodysuit and stilettos, complemented by her iconic “wet hair” style. Another picture shared on her Instagram captured her posing on a shelf amidst the luxurious bags, donning a beige turtleneck paired with sheer black leggings.

Kim announced her collaboration with Balenciaga

Kim, who has ties with the brand for a long time, revealed her latest collaboration with Balenciaga on Monday. Expressing her connection with Balenciaga, Kardashian stated, “For several years now, Balenciaga’s designs have been a part of my many looks — and some of my most iconic fashion moments. For me, this long-standing relationship is built on mutual trust and a commitment to doing what’s right. I’m excited about this next chapter for the brand and to become their ambassador.”

Balenciaga faced criticism in November 2022

The ‘Kardashians’ star faced backlash from fans for accepting a role with Balenciaga, given the fashion house’s controversial November 2022 ad campaign featuring young children holding teddy bears dressed in BDSM gear. At the time of the scandal, Kardashian condemned the “disturbing” campaign, expressing her concern as a mother of four.

“I have been quiet for the past few days, not because I haven’t been disgusted and outraged by the recent Balenciaga campaigns, but because I wanted an opportunity to speak to their team to understand for myself how this could have happened,” she wrote in a statement. “The safety of children must be held with the highest regard and any attempts to normalize child abuse of any kind should have no place in our society — period.”

She continued, “I am currently re-evaluating my relationship with the brand, basing it off their willingness to accept accountability for something that should have never happened to begin with — & the actions I am expecting to see them take to protect children.”