One of the greatest bag feats Balenciaga ever accomplished was whipping shoppers into a frenzy over the Motorcycle Bags’ seasonal colors in the design’s early days. Since then, the clamor has died down a bit, and shoppers have gone back to normal levels of bag obsession, which isn’t exactly a problem.
Maybe blame it on the Chanel Boy Bag that Kylie Jenner was spotted with, but I have a soft place for iridescent hardware, it is just really cool. A black bag with the oil slick finish to its hardware is perfect for someone who wants a neutral option with a little something that helps it stand apart. I wish Balenciaga made this hardware option in a smaller size, maybe a crossbody–yep, that’s exactly what I want–but this is still a really cool bag.