2022's Biggest It Bag Is an Early-2000s Reboot With a New Name

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.


Sydney Sweeney, Balenciaga Cagole Bag



Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney wore the Cagole bag with mom jeans and a baby tee.

Dua Lipa Balenciaga Cagole bag


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Dua Lipa is practically a Y2K poster child, so it makes sense that she'd be toting one of the Balenciaga's moto-inspired bags.

Alexa Demie Balenciaga bag


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Another Euphoria star Alexa Demie is a new Balenciaga It girl, sitting front row next to Kim Kardashian and the labels F/W 22 show in Paris.


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Perfect size, perfect color.

Balenciaga City bag



I'm green with envy.

The Cagole bag is clearly a favorite among both celebrities and influencers.

This color, though.

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Balenciaga pink Cagole bag


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There's a matching color for every outfit.

Mini Balenciaga City bag


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She's cute.

Balenciaga City Bag, PFW


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The crossbody styling is fun.

New Balenciaga City Bag


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Here for this eclectic mix of styles.

Shop My Favorite Balenciaga City and Cagole Bags

Most of these bags sport silver or pewter hardware, but I'm really into this gold.

The color of this feels less Y2K and more fancy mom.

Yes, this is as itty bitty and cute as it seems.

It may not be practical, but sometimes that's not the most important thing.

This would fit your laptop and so much more.