From Cottage-Core to Cow Print and most recently to the Indie Rockstar Girlfriend, the fashion trend life cycle has catapulted into a conveyor belt of constant and intense media rotation. Largely thanks to TikTok and the fast fashion industry, it seems as though the latest trend is over before you can check-out your carefully curated cart. One particular fashion fad is the It-Bag of the season. The Balenciaga Le Cagole is currently having its moment. It has been spotted on every It-girl, near and far and of course, what’s an It-Bag without its It-girl?
The Balenciaga Le Cagole pays homage to the early 2000s It-bag, The City, and more recently relaunched as The Motorcycle Bag. Creative Director Demna, intended to capture the Y2K, noughties essence of its predecessor and transform this into a cool croissant-shaped mini bag.
The Le Cagole was first spotted on the crème de la crème of It-girls, Kim Kardashian. The reality TV superstar was revealed as Balenciaga’s Brand ambassador in a campaign where she was pictured seated with a neon version of the bag, the rest is history. Since spotted on celebrities such as, Alexa Demi, Dua Lipa, Julia Fox, Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and more.
With this perpetual stream of new products, aesthetics, and “it” things to have, how do we decipher investments from trends? Especially with the latest bags?
The sudden rise of the Le Cagole along with its caliber of celebrity mannequins, almost ensures its status in the accessory hall of fame. This paired with the fact the bag is functional and made with a durable lambskin leather, provides a timeless nature to the luxury goods. Although the design is not ground-breaking, it is a fresh new-take, something that will almost certainly be reminisced in years to come. Despite these positive connotations, it is still important to ensure as a conscious buyer that you actually like the item before hopping on the trend.
In a short space of time, The Balenciaga Le Cagole Bag has garnered icon status. It has been recognised by the most fashionable people as the bag to have. It is fresh, fun and definitely has all the right ingredients to become part of fashion history.
Tara Kumar DJ & Presenter @tarakumardj
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