Balenciaga's Selling a $1.1K Shopping Bag That You'd Normally Get For Free
You know those shopping bags you casually toss out (or hoard) after a mall run? Well, Balenciaga is selling one for $1,100. The leather shopping bag is part of the brand's "Colette Takeover" and visually, the tote looks stunning. It has a structured shape, is made from 100 percent calfskin with black Nappa leather handles (PETA beware), and the logo across the front adds a nice little touch. But then reality hits you. The designer piece is basically a replica of the free shopping bags you get — and most people don't truly care about those!
This outrageous accessory comes on the heels of another bag mania where designer Demna Gvasalia created this blue IKEA look-a-like tote. (FYI: It was selling for $2,145.) Though this new leather shopping bag doesn't hit the $2,000 mark, it still nonetheless makes you say, "WTF." The coveted new item is currently sold out, but for those who are obsessed, you can get on the waitlist. Good luck.