Four times a year, the global shopping platform Lyst releases its big quarterly index of the hottest fashion brands and items for that season. We always eagerly devour it because it really provides a lot of insight into the sartorial things people are clamoring for. A key takeaway from the Q3 report is that Balenciaga overtook the enduringly popular Gucci for the top spot in the list of the hottest brands in the world.
Balenciaga has been getting tons of buzz in 2021, so it's not all that surprising to see that it's in this position. This year, it created its first couture collection in 53 years, and Kim Kardashian West walked the red carpet of the Met Gala in a custom Balenciaga look that was one of the night's most talked about. If we've gotten you in the mood to add a little Balenciaga into your wardrobe, scroll on for some of the least expensive (and coolest) items on the market. They're all under $500 and all bear one of the brand's iconic logos.
Balenciaga Neo Classic City Small Leather Wallet ($395)
This nods to the brand's City Bag, which is about to make a big comeback.
Balenciaga Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses ($295)
The logo placement on these is so cool.
Balenciaga Home Quilted Satin Slides ($450)
Too cool to keep them at home.
Balenciaga Logo Cotton Cap ($395)
People might think you actually got this well-worn baseball hat in the '90s.
Balenciaga BB Leather Belt ($395)
Balenciaga Embroidered Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt ($495)
We love anything that's camel and anything with a cool subtle logo.
Balenciaga Rounded Cash Card Holder ($250)
An essential for a small handbag.
Balenciaga BB Leather Bracelet ($250)
The bracelet you didn't know you needed until now.
Balenciaga Black Logo Care Mask ($130)
This mask looks like it fits really well.
Balenciaga Logo-Embossed Rubber Slides ($450)
I'm still not even close to being over the rubber-shoe trend.
Balenciaga Intarsia Ribbed Wool-Blend Beanie ($295)
One word: winter.
Balenciaga BB XS Crystal-Embellished Earrings ($375)
We love the vintage vibe these are giving.
Balenciaga Classic Socks ($105)
Logo socks are still a thing.
Balenciaga Fringed Wool-Blend Scarf ($395)
Another chic reminder that winter is coming.
Balenciaga Mold Rubber Slides ($375)
Fashion-y house shoes are our favorite kind of house shoes.
Balenciaga Cash Heart Mirror Keychain ($375)
Your keys deserve to be cute too.
Balenciaga Black Logo Sports Bra ($395)
Hailey Bieber should own this if she doesn't already.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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