Nothing can ever replace the original when it comes to designer It bags. However, in the aftermath of Balenciaga's Le Cagole purses and their spectacular ascent to prominence this year, an entire suite of edgy styles has emerged. The fashion industry embraced the brand's 2022 update to its renowned Y2K-era City Bag wholeheartedly. We noticed it in the hands of celebrities all over the world and it quickly rose to It-item status as soon as it reached the shops.
Indeed, there has been a surge in popularity in elaborately hardwared purses adorned with various buckles, clasps, and clips. And with so many alternatives to select from, there's certain to be a style for everyone, whether you consider your style to be grungy or not. Keep scrolling to see the edgy handbags that are defining cool carryalls for 2022, from Balenciaga's world-famous shoulder bag to the more affordable options Mango and Zara are serving.