The craze over Balenciaga Motorcycle Bags took hold strong around in the mid-2000s, when the quest to hunt down the perfect color, season and leather hit an all-time high. Bubblegum, Magenta, Apple Green and Seafoam were color finds that haunted collectors, and they still do to this day.

The frenzy over colors has since died down a bit in the intervening years, but it doesn’t change the fact that Balenciaga releases some of the most brilliant colors and best leathers. Maldives is the latest shade to catch my eye, and I simply love it.

I typically avoid light colors like this; it’s a little too blue, a little too playful. I ended up seeing this bag, though, and deciding it would look dreamy against summer whites, tans, and greys. The Balenciaga City Metallic Edge in Maldives also has the gold metal accents Balenciaga introduced a few seasons ago, and I’ve come to love it.

The color is soft, and while you may think it would only work with summer colors, I’ve included a picture from Net-a-Porter with a darker outfit to show how it looks against a different palette. This color may never match the obsession of some of the early Balenciaga colors, but it sure is pretty. Buy via Net-A-Porter for $2,125.

Balenciaga City Metallic Edge in Maldives 1

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