Balenciaga Motorcycle Bags were first spotted on the arms of celebs and models back in the early 2000s. The original was created by none other than handbag genius Nicholas Ghesquiere, who spent 15 years as creative director for Balenciaga. Since the very first moto B-Bag debuted, the style has been reinterpreted many times over. Depending on the season, certain colors and variations have been highly coveted, making Balenciaga’s moto bags, specifically the City, one of the most influential it-bags of our time.
The original, called the Balenciaga Le Dix Motorcycle Bag, is the inspiration behind countless shapes and silhouettes in varrying sizes and a myriad of colors and prints. The longevity of the Balenciaga Motorcycle Bag, in all its iterations, is truly astonishing as the basis of this design is still being used to this day, nearly 20 years later. Since its debut, Bal’s moto bags have been toted by everyone from prominent fashion editors, celebs and bag-obsessed Balenciaga fans. Instantly recognizable by their details, Balenciaga’s bags scream Balenciaga without a logo in sight (a rarity these days). Let’s take a look back at the some of the (very many) b-bags stars have carried over the years.