The history of Balmain goes back to just after the end of WWII, when former French air force pilot Pierre Balmain opened his first fashion house, and gave it his last name. The brand quickly became a legend in the highly-competitive Paris fashion scene, and Pierre’s fashions were soon being seen stars, stateswomen and even royalty.
The original Balmain passed away in 1982, but the brand has flourished under each successive designer, starting with the man who worked directly under Pierre. The brand experienced a renaissance under Oscar De La Renta in the early 90s, who made it a truly international brand.
Where to Buy Balmain for the Best Price?
italist is the only platform to offer direct-to-consumer imports from Italy’s finest retailers. This means customers can purchase brand-new, genuine, in-season fashion and luxury accessories at Italian retail price—up to 30% less than average market price—as if they’d flown to Italy and visited the stores in person.
Here’s a price comparison between italist and one of the top luxury retailers in the U.S.:
You won’t find a better price for Balmain products in NYC, Chicago, LA or any of the major US import cities. The only way to shop for Balmain in the US without the import markup is to order through italist.
These are the same Balmain products from the same season—same fabrics, same length, same styles—and both totals include tax and shipping. When you compare the amounts above, the best price is clear. That savings are more than you could expect from most Balmain sales in a retail store.
Where are Balmain Products Made?
Despite the history in France, Balmain products are in fact manufactured in Italy. This is so that the brand can have access to the excellent leather and fabric workers that the city has cultivated for centuries. The brand has has other, more affordable lines such as Pierre Balmain, which are manufactured at high-end shops in China.
Balmain is known for many products, but perhaps the most well-known right now are Balmain Jeans. In addition to the jeans, Balmain produces shoulder bags, sneakers, skirts, trousers and even T-shirts.
The Best Price on Balmain Products
It isn’t always easy to find the best price on Balmain. The pieces are in very high demand, and go for hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Imported pieces may have a high markup added to the price. Directly importing from the Italian stores that carry Balmain’s products remains one of the most effective ways to acquire this luxury brand at the best price.
How do Balmain Products Fit? Finding the Right size for Balmain Products
Different countries use different standards for size measurements, so please refer to our international size conversion chart. If you’re unsure about your measurements, we recommend visiting a nearby boutique or luxury retailer to get a sense of your size. Once you know your size, we’re confident you’ll find the best value and the largest selection on italist.
Does italist Sell Authentic Balmain Products?
All products on italist are genuine and brand-new. Our entire selection is currently available in luxury retail locations across Italy. Products are sourced and curated by our Italian partner boutiques, and we have an extensive vetting process to ensure that we only offer genuine luxury items.
How Does italist Offer Luxury Goods at a Lower Price?
When you make a purchase through italist, you are directly importing goods from our partner boutiques and luxury retailers in Italy. The same high-quality products are available at a lower retail price in Italy (up to 30% less than average market price), so insiders get access to the best price for in-season fashion and luxury accessories by using italist.
Why Buy Balmain Products Online with italist?
italist gives customers access to more than 1,000 international luxury brands and 200,000 items across Italy. Not only does italist have the largest selection but also offers the best value for the same authentic fashion and accessories carried by other luxury retailers.