It’s time to get classy with trash because Balenciaga just rolled out its latest and possibly most outrageous product — a trash bag. Yes, you read that right.
Aptly named the “Trash Pouch”, this product is hugely inspired by, you’ve guessed it, a trash bag and was part of the luxury brand’s Autumn/Winter 2022 show runway back in March.
Made from calfskin leather with a glossy coating, the trash bag comes in a total of four colours: all-black, white-and-red, yellow-and-black and blue-and-black.
The price? Well, it’s definitely going to make you want to throw your expensive thrash with it as it costs a whopping S$1,790 (RM7977.85)!
Bag gets trashed talked
In a now-viral Instagram post by @highsnobiety, netizens were horrified that such a thrashy-looking thrash bag could be sold at such a price.
“I got 40 of those (bags) under my sink,” wrote one.
“Whoever buys this needs to be thrown out in it,” another wrote. *Marie Kondo approves*
Despite the trashy talk that the bag was subjected to, it didn’t faze Balenciaga’s creative director Demna Gvasalia at all.
I couldn’t miss an opportunity to make the most expensive trash bag in the world, because who doesn’t love a fashion scandal?”, he reportedly told Women’s Wear Daily.
Gvasalia was also responsible for being the brains behind the notorious blue Ikea lookalike bag, where it was sold for $2,145 (RM9560.05) per unit in 2017.
Watch a preview of Balenciaga’s Winter 22 Collection here:
Back in March, Balenciaga stirred uproar online for designing a bag that looked exactly like Tesco’s plastic bag:
Cover image via New York Post