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Balenciaga’s now selling a bag similar to Tesco’s plastic bag for RM5,113

Normal plastic bags: Am I a joke to you?

Balenciaga, a leading luxury fashion company, has recently released its latest shopping bag design which bears an uncanny resemblance to Tesco (now Lotus’s) plastic bag from the 1980s, according to Daily Mail.

Adept zajímavý aids tesco shopping bags úzký profil prediktor prodejce
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The bag was launched as part of Balenciaga’s Spring 2022 collection and is priced at £925 (RM5,113) per unit.

Balenciaga's new £1k shopping bag looks like the old tesco carriers | metro  news
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It is made out of printed paper calfskin printed on paper and has a snap closure fastening and an inner zip pocket. The nostalgic design was inspired by Tesco’s plastic bags, which are no longer in use.

Despite the overt similarity in design, Balenciaga insisted that its design was a “modern interpretation of archetypal bag [sic]”.

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All for the name?

Following the announcement, numerous netizens took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the branded bag design.

Balenciaga's now selling a bag similar to tesco's plastic bag for rm5,113 | weirdkaya
Balenciaga's now selling a bag similar to tesco's plastic bag for rm5,113 | weirdkaya

Not the first time

Previously in 2017, Balenciaga received brickbats for charging $2,145 for tote bag that looked exactly like IKEA giant’s blue bag, which sells in-store for only 99 cents.

The $2,000 balenciaga ikea bag is actually awesome | gq
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