Balenciaga just launched the new must-have men’s crossbody bag of the season

by Stephen Garner

If you’re tired of the fanny pack, why not opt for a small shopping bag? The new, must-have bag of the season has just launched by French fashion house Balenciaga.

The new Balenciaga Phone Holder Bag is the newest addition to the brand’s Shopping bag line. Just large enough to comfortably fit a phone of any size, it is also the most compact, measuring at just 7 inches tall and 4.7 inches wide.

Designed after Balenciaga stores’ slate grey paper bags, the Shopping line is made with calfskin in a variety of practical sizes, with long, detachable, cross-body straps. Smaller rounded calfskin handles mimic the fabric handles on paper bags. An invisible magnet closes the top.

The Balenciaga Phone Holder Bag comes in official grey, black, or white, stamped with the retail packaging marquetry logo. A flat base and creased sides fold like a paper bag.

A small, oblong tote, the Phone Holder Bag was introduced during the winter ‘19 show in March along with other new Shopping styles. It arrives exclusively in Balenciaga Paris stores (located on Avenue Montaigne and Rue Saint Honoré) from June 18th, and on and Farfetch on July 12th, in stores worldwide this summer as one of the first available items from the collection.