Trust Balenciaga to keep them on their toes with their outrageously expensive and eccentrically designed accessories. From ruined sneakers to crocs with heels — the luxury fashion brand sure knows how to push the envelope and get everyone talking.
Keeping with the trend, Balenciaga recently launched its ‘Trash Pouch’ for sale, months after it first appeared in creative director Demna Gvasalia’s Winter 2022 show. Inspired by a garbage bag, it retails for $1,790 or 1,400 euros and can be purchased from the brand’s boutiques and website.
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Made of calfskin leather with a glossy coating, the trash pouch comes in four color combinations – white and red, black, blue and black and yellow and black. “We find everything from bag drawings to calf leather interiors. A subtle coat is added to give the accessory an erratic sheen, replicating the glossy black bags you line your bin with, while subtle branding is printed on the front,” according to Hypebeast.
Speaking about the bag, Demna told Women’s Wear Daily, “I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to create the world’s most expensive trash bag, because who doesn’t love a fashion scandal?”
In March this year, the design was unveiled in a dramatic show where models walked with the bags in an indoor snowstorm – meant to highlight the plight of Ukrainian refugees and show solidarity with them amid the ongoing Russian offensive.
As expected, people were amazed by the design and price of this new bag from the fashion brand and took to social media to express their opinions.
One user tweeted: “High fashion is a joke at this point. Balenciaga has created a ‘trash bag’ pouch that costs $1790. Is this world real?”
Balenciaga has a trash bag that retails for $1795. I think designer fashion is a sick social experiment.
— AT (@primediscussion) July 29, 2022
“I’m sure Balenciaga is a social experiment because there’s no way they’re charging 1.8K for a trash bag?” Another user wrote:
Balenciaga is the most irreverent, fun brand ever. They really try it and people buy it. I know that creative director is just laughing. “Guess what imma buy these niggas now, a trash bag” lmaooo pic.twitter.com/mBW1KHdY07
— JAYHAWKS STILL CHAMPS (@Mr_Hoova) July 29, 2022
One user wrote, “A trash bag purse – @BALENCIAGA intentionally sells low quality overpriced cues. The rich buy them to distinguish themselves from the middle class, who are afraid to wear them for fear of being mistaken for the lower class.”
If you can spend $1790 on a #Balenciaga fashion accessory that looks like a trash bag, you should have enough cash in the bank to fill it with cash and donate it to your nearest charity… pic.twitter.com/e8bgN3vtPl
— Dino™ (@dinovdm) August 3, 2022
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