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This Is Precisely the Right Size for a Tiny Bag

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We’ve seen bags walk down runways that could hold everything you’ve ever owned, and others barely large enough to hold a pill or two. Balenciaga says its Phone Holder Bag, the first bag on sale from its winter 2019 collection, is, finally, “just large enough.” Unlike the infamous Jacquemus Mini Le Chiquito, which could only hold, say, drugs or air, Balenciaga’s Phone Holder Bag can carry a phone of any size, even a plus. Most pockets can’t do that!

The Phone Holder Bag, on sale today, was inspired by the slate gray paper shopping bags at Balenciaga stores. Instead of paper, the bags are made with calfskin, and also come in white and black on top of that elegant gray. Balenciaga’s designer Demna Gvasalia told Vogue the bag was “my ode to the customer, to people who actually go shopping for fashion.”

From left: Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty ImagesPhoto: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
From left: Photo: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty ImagesPhoto: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Back at the Balenciaga runway show in Paris last March, the bags were styled slung across the models’ shoulders containing a singular blue water bottle or a black can of … something. Just large enough to be functional! Shop the line below.

Balenciaga Shopping Phone Holder
This Is Precisely the Right Size for a Trendy Tiny Bag