Balenciaga Releases The Most Expensive Garbage Bag In the World
Balenciaga has unveiled a brand new bag for Autumn/Winter 2022. It costs almost 2000 USD and it looks really bizarre: it resembles plastic bin bags.
Specifically, the new Balenciaga bag looks like a trash bag, only made of calf leather and decorated with a subtle logo. Crafted from glossy leather insted of the usual plastic it is available in black, white, yellow, and blue.
On the Balenciaga website, the label reveals: "The Trash Pouch is inspired by a garbage bag."
When asked about it, Demna (designer) said, "I couldn’t miss an opportunity to make the most expensive trash bag in the world, because who doesn’t love a fashion scandal".
Balenciaga’s Trash Bag Stirred Upsstrong Reactions On Social Media
"They really trying to make a joke out of the consumers at this point," one person commented on Highsnobiety’s Instagram post about the style hitting stores, while another quipped, "I got 40 of those under my sink," according to Page Six.
"Whoever buys this needs to be thrown out in it," a third person added.
The "Origins" Of The Luxury Trash Bag
Back in March, after sitting front row at Balenciaga’s Paris Fashion Week show in a catsuit made out of caution tape, Kim Kardashian posted on her Instagram a picture of a gift from designer Demna: a ripped-from-the-runway black sack from the brand-new collection.
"Look what I got. I got the ‘trash bag’ bag from the show. I am so excited," she gushed at the time, adding, "How cool is this?"
Now, the bag — dubbed the Trash Pouch — has finally hit stores, priced at a cool $1,790, being the last "must have" for trash-looking items lovers.
This is not the first time that the luxury fashion brand raises eyebrows with its products. In May, Balenciaga unveiled its new line of "full destroyed" footwear sold for $1,850 (£1,500). It was more than twice the price of the standard Paris High Top Sneaker, which costs $625 for a non-distressed look.