Balenciaga's $1K Bag Looks Just Like Its Free Paper Ones

The French designer also released a mock IKEA bag in April
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2017 9:19 AM CDT
Balenciaga 'Trolls' Clients With $1K Version of Its Paper Bag
This mock paper shopping bag is made of calfskin.   (Colette / Balenciaga)

Is French designer Balenciaga making fun of its wealthy clients, or does it just know a thing or two about brand loyalty? Whatever the case, the Sun reports the fashion house is selling a mock white paper shopping bag for £876, which works out to roughly $1,110, and it's so popular it's sold out on Colette. It looks just like the free paper bags Balenciaga gives patrons their purchases in, only this one is made from calfskin and costs just a touch more.

Time calls it Balenciaga's "latest effort to troll the fashion world" after it released a $2,145 version of one of those cheap blue IKEA shopping bags in April. In a one-up over the freebie paper bag, the new version does boast plenty of zippers and pockets inside. If you've got $1,110 burning a hole in your pocket and you want to walk around town looking perpetually like you've just shopped at Balenciaga, this bag's for you. (Some people are getting heel surgery to fit into designer shoes.)

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