The "Trash Bag" That Costs $1790
“-Your bag is trash.
-Thanks. It’s Balenciaga.”
You can read this funny quote under this post, representing the newest Balenciaga piece that will make history. Balenciaga’s Winter 22 show caught our attention too with its huge trash bag-like accessory:
According to Highsnobiety’s latest post, Demna Gvasalia told WWD, that he couldn’t miss the chance to make the world’s most expensive trash bag: “...because who doesn’t love a fashion scandal?”
For sure Balenciaga is the master of fashion scandals! The ‘Trash Pouch’ is not the first one. But it does really look like a trash bag, especially when they put it next to a real one:
Do you remember the Ikea bag “copy” from 2017? Balenciaga made a huge blue leather bag that looked exactly like the Ikea shopper bag. The difference was that the Balenciaga one costs $2000, while the Ikea one is only $0.99. For me the best part was the respond of Ikea:
"How to identify an original Ikea Frakta bag:
1) Shake it. If it rustles, it’s the real deal. 2) Multifunctional. It can carry hockey gear, bricks, and even water. 3) Throw it in the dirt. A true Frakta is simply rinsed off with a garden hose when dirty. 4) Fold it. Are you able to fold it to the size of a small purse? If the answer is yes, congratulations. 5) Look inside. The original has an authentic Ikea tag. 6) Price tag. Only $0.99."
What about the ‘Paris Sneakers’? They look like my old high school sneakers after wearing them for 3 years, going to festivals, full of dirt and have holes on the sides. And still they sold them for $1850. They are masters in selling ridiculous trash-like pieces for a fortune. I mean, they do deserve it!
What about the ‘Speaker Bag’ which was made in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen? You can buy it in the new Balenciaga couture store they’ve just opened in Paris, at 10 Avenue George.
I’m having so much fun reading these articles about fashion scandals. I hope you do too! The end of this article, to make you even more satisfied, let me show you Spark Le Monde’s newest arrivals by clicking here. You can find Balenciaga sunglasses, and maybe a more practical bag (than the Trash Pouch). Or a clean and fancy pair of Veja sneakers? Click here and find your favourite pair!
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