The name Balenciaga is synonymous with the brand’s highly coveted Motorcycle bags. That can’t be what Balenciaga had in mind as the brand’s modern iteration grew; along with the motorcycle bags, the brand designs ready-to-wear, many other handbags, shoes, and accessories, almost all of which are overshadowed by the omnipresent bags. Most of my research for Balenciaga involves seeing the new season colors as they are released.

But while I perused the Balenciaga website, I ran into a new handbag recently added to the brand’s collection, the Balenciaga Tube S. This bag has a different aesthetic, a touch more refined with its lines and design. In fact, there is a bit of a Givenchy feel, and that dear readers is a great thing – as we believe Givenchy is about to have the next big handbag moment.

So let me get back to this Balenciaga bag. The shoulder strap has design elements that are on-brand for Balenciaga, but otherwise, this is an entirely different look. I’ve always shared my love for well-sized shoulder bags, and this is truly one that I can get behind. I love the orange grain calfskin leather against the cylinder-shaped light gold metal lock. The dimensions are perfect for everyday use, 7.5″ x 9.5″ x 3″. Only thing I need to figure out is exactly how long the adjustable shoulder strap can be, because that is quite important. If this bag can be slung long over my shoulder, then we have a winner. Price is $1,495 via Balenciaga.

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