Rihanna And Other Celebs Love The Balenciaga Hourglass Bag

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Fictional style icon Carrie Bradshaw rocked it in And Just Like That..., and beauty mogul and Balenciaga ambassador Kim Kardashian owns what seems like a closetful. So is it any surprise that the Balenciaga Hourglass has achieved It-bag status?

Launched by creative director Demna in 2019, the Hourglass is proving to be more than just a one-season wonder, with a continuous stream of celebs and fashionistas sporting it in the last three years. Hailey Bieber has been a fan since it debuted, and more recently, it’s been spotted in the arms of A-listers like Rihanna, Tracee Ellis Ross, and others.

Keep scrolling to see how celebs are rocking the Hourglass trend.


The singer and cosmetics mogul was spotted in New York City a few days ago wearing a sporty ensemble, which she punctuated with an Hourglass XS bag in red suede calfskin with rhinestones. She definitely proved sparkles aren’t just for the red carpet!

This exact item is coming soon to Balenciaga’s website, and you can opt to be notified when it becomes available. It is priced at $6,500.

Kim Kardashian

We’ve lost count of how many times Kardashian has accessorized with the trendy bag. Here, she’s carrying a silver croc-embossed version in size XS while out and about in Beverly Hills last June.

The chic item is available on the website, priced at $2,700.

Tracee Ellis Ross And Julia Fox

Tracee Ellis Ross was in Paris during Couture Week in July wearing a sparkling jumpsuit styled with an Hourglass in black shiny box calfskin. She shared this photo on Instagram, which she captioned, “oh @balenciaga the love is real.” We can definitely feel the passion!

This exact Hourglass style is available on the website with a $2,400 price tag.

Black was Julia Fox’s color choice as well when she flaunted her own Hourglass in this Instagram photo dump from May. Her version, however, is the Multibelt, so called because it features a paneled design that looks like a patchwork of leather belts. Unfortunately, this style is out of stock.

Elsa Hosk And Leonie Hanne

In April, Elsa Hosk paraded her supermodel figure in Palm Springs while wearing a blue cutout top and mini skirt, which she styled with a neon green purse and equally vibrant heels. Her bag is the Hourglass XS in bright green shiny box calfskin, which is $2,400 on the site.

And finally, influencer Leonie Hanne flaunted a silver rhinestone-covered version during Paris Fashion Week in July. It’s available for pre-order on the website for $6,500.

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