Like it or not, the early 2000s and all things Y2K are very much back. If you follow fashion or celebrity style even just casually, you’ve probably seen this brewing. (For reference: See anything Olivia Rodrigo or Dua Lipa wears.) But you don’t have to go full-blown Paris Hilton during The Simple Life days to look on-trend right now. I personally prefer to incorporate just one early-2000s trend here and there. And if I owned the It bag that’s the subject of this story, that’s exactly how I’d do it.
Depending on your age, you may recall the Balenciaga Moto Bag that was wildly popular in the early 2000s. Instagram wasn’t even a thing in 2001 when it made its debut, but it was a celebrity favorite from the get-go. This past fall, Balenciaga made a very smart, timely move and re-released a new and improved Moto Bag, renaming it the City Bag. Based on the sheer number of colors and sizes Balenciaga made of its new City bag, you can tell they know they’re on to a good thing (again). It also released several new styles with motorcycle details, including the instantly popular Cagole bag.
Scroll to see some of the influencers and celebrities that are embracing the new moto-inspired Balenciaga bags, and shop my favorites.