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There aren’t many bags that are easily identifiable without logos, but Balenciaga’s Le Cagole manages to succeed with ease. Not only does it fit right in with the brand’s street-cool aesthetic, it also comes with signature elements like the aged-silver studs, knotted leather zip pulls and pleated leather detailing, all of which have grown to become house signatures.
And the good news? The French fashion house has unveiled a new format, coined the Le Cagole Mini Purse With Chain, that comes in an assortment of colours. It’s much smaller at 21 cm by 13 cm, and Balenciaga has fashioned it with a single-hook chain strap that will allow you to sling it over the shoulder for an effortless look. But that’s not all. There is also an extra leather strap in case you prefer a longer crossbody style.
You can keep the chain on the bag as is, along with the leather sling, giving you multiple options for you to wear the tiny wonder as you please. As for the colours, you can look forward to a trio in black, pink and yellow for the ones in Arena lambskin leather (SGD1650).
Then there are the ones that come in croc-embossed leather, priced a tad higher at SGD1750. On the hunt for a Le Cagole with a twist? Just take a look at this new fun style/size which is available at Balenciaga Singapore’s online store.