This is perhaps one of the dumbest ideas I’ve seen in a long time: A $2,145 Balenciaga handbag allegedly inspired by the blue IKEA bag. Is this for rich people to haul their dirty clothes to the laundromat in? ‘Cause that’s what I use my IKEA bags for. But then again, the wealthy probably don’t use laundromats. What was I thinking?
Anyway, the bag is on Barneys website with this description:
Balenciaga’s Arena extra-large shopper tote bag is constructed of blue wrinkled, glazed leather.
The real question is though: does it make that annoying crunchy sound? That’s how you get the full effect of an IKEA bag.
Here’s what IKEA has to say about the $2,145 designer bag:
We are deeply flattered that the Balenciaga tote bag resembles the ILEA iconic sustainable blue bag for 99 cents. Nothing beats the versatility of a great big blue bag!