Who hasn’t wanted a shopping bag worth a couple of thousand dollars?
Fashion can be a pretty mad industry and this is just one example of that.
A high fashion brand called Balenciaga is currently selling a "bleu sulphate" shopping bag online for $2,145.
Its colour and shape are remarkably like the ever-practical and durable Ikea plastic tote bag, which costs about 70c here.
I mean, just look at the comparison:
— Thuy Ong ðŸ¥Å¾ (@ThuyOng) April 19, 2017
— People Magazine (@people) April 18, 2017
The designer bag has been in the market for a while but Ikea only recently responded to the apparent mimicry, telling Today: "We are deeply flattered that the Balenciaga tote bag resembles the Ikea iconic sustainable blue bag for 99 cents. Nothing beats the versatility of a great big blue bag!"
Tweeters have had words to say about the latest tote bag:
Lol, I think I'll stick with the Ikea bag. https://t.co/ihA6ChKZ96
— Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) April 19, 2017
Who wore it better? Balenciaga or IKEA? pic.twitter.com/LCB9Qri2xN
— Mikael Pawlo (@mpawlo) April 18, 2017
IKEA has been knocking off furniture designers for years. Brilliant design by Balenciaga! https://t.co/GmQQQhuqmk
— Tom (@klbck) April 19, 2017
Balenciaga makes $2000 bag that's an "homage" to the IKEA shopping bag and I'm like fashion you're crazy but I can't quit you. pic.twitter.com/wLIhmjmfy2
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) April 18, 2017