Balenciaga Just Released A Literal Trash Bag That Costs Over $1,790
Balenciaga's characteristic flair for frequently odd and forward-thinking styles has resulted in a history of contentious releases.
And this time, Balenciaga just released a literal trash bag that costs over $1,790.
When did this happen? It happened in August 2022.
In light of this, it shouldn't come as a surprise that their newest release is getting a lot of attention.
So, what exactly is it this time?
The "Garbage Pouch" is a new style of handbag that takes its name and design cues from the unassuming black trash bag (Yeah, you read that right).
Balenciaga has everything you need to satisfy your taste for the finer things in life.
Balenciaga just released a literal trash bag that costs over $1,790.
It ensures that even the trash bag you carry has a hefty price tag.
The company is charging an exorbitant $1,790 for their trash can liners.
Most people reading this might be curious about the materials used to make this garbage bag.
Balenciaga's version of a trash bag, dubbed a "trash pouch," is crafted from calfskin leather and finished with a glossy finish.
Black, white, blue, and yellow versions are available, and each features drawstrings that can be pulled to close them before the ties are secured.
This bizarre remark was corroborated by the Spanish house's creative director, Demna Gvasilia, who said that if it weren't for the emblazoned Balenciaga brand (which is barely visible), one might conclude that the wearer toting the bag is merely taking out the garbage.
I couldn't miss the opportunity to design the most expensive trash bag in the world, because who doesn't love a fashion scandal?
said in an interview with WWD about the inspiration for his next Fall/Winter 2022–2023 collection.
Most Twitter users flew into a flurry of shock and anger, to put it mildly.
"If you can afford to spend $1,790 on a Balenciaga fashion accessory that looks like a trash bag, you should have enough cash in the bank to fill it up with cash and donate it to your nearest charity," said one person.
In the words of another, "If you’re walking around with a Balenciaga trash bag that you spent $1,700 on I will send some men I know to rob you."
"The next time someone calls me a trash bag I'm gonna assume we're talking about the Balenciaga thingy," wrote one internet user.
A few Twitter users shared their thoughts on high fashion. One commenter opined, "Balenciaga has a trash bag for sale for $1,795. I think designer fashion is a morbid social experiment,"
Balenciaga, on the other hand, is well-known for its divisive high-end fashion.
They unveiled the Rs 2 lakh (about $2,590) 'Rubbish Bin' footwear line in May 2022.
And now Balenciaga just released a literal trash bag that costs over $1,790.