Balenciaga’s new cable handbag, this leaner, meaner shopper tote with razor-thin straps. There is something about these industrial-inspired cable straps – tough in texture and dainty in scale – that feels so modern right now. Maybe it’s after years of plentiful heft and major width, or maybe it’s the cleverness of the material. Whatever it is, this palladium handle is really cool, and the tube that covers the top portion not only refines the look but protects the cable and your hands. Hardware is an area where Alexander Wang is particularly strong, where he proves to be inventive and consistently capable of thinking out of the box, and this tote just cements that fact.