Every now and then, I go to IKEA and get one of those massive tote bags they sell for 99 cents. Why? They're sturdy enough to last for years, and you can fill them up with those free tiny pencils on the way out to make your money back.
If an IKEA bag cost $2,145, then you'd have to steal a lot of pencils to make your money back. Way more than you could fit in the bag. That's why people are finding it a little odd that Balenciaga's latest fashion must-have looks exactly like the Swedish counterpart.
While they both look very much alike, Balenciaga's bag is advertised as glazed leather and gold-stamped, while IKEA's creation is made from recyclable plastic.
IKEA even poked fun at the similarity, with this Instagram post offering followers to help keep up with the fashion world for a lot less money.
An IKEA spokesperson told 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.”
The fashion world is crazy, no?