The bag’s rise to fame is not unfounded. Last year, the Balenciaga Motorcycle Bag (aka the Balenciaga City Bag) had a booming comeback. The original, roomy iteration from the ’00s was spotted on the arms of fashion week attendees, while the newer, Demna-ified version became a celebrity favorite. By contrast, Le Cagole, which debuted in pre-fall 2021, is more refined. It’s a rounded version of the Balenciaga Motorcycle Bag that reminds us of a perky croissant studded with buckles, tassels, and a sassy little mirror in the shape of a heart. While black seems to be the go-to color, it comes in a rainbow of pastel hues and metallic shades, and three sizes.
Quickly, it’s become more than an It girl’s bag of the moment. Last October, the piece was ranked sixth on Lyst’s Q3 “Hottest Product” list, sandwiched between JW Anderson chain loafer mules and the Jacquemus La Maille Pralu cardigan.