French Designers Want £1,700 for an Ikea Bag

By Gary Cutlack on at

This blue thing here is the Balenciaga Arena tote, a posh leather bag for rich people to keep iPhones, drugs and tiny dogs in. The crazy news is that it costs around £1,700 and seems to be based on the classic 40p Ikea Frakta holdall.

Here's the two of them:

One will be seen around the arm of a tanned lady in the south of France with nothing in it, the other will be sawing into the forearm of a sad dad in Wembley and full of door handles, tea lights and cups. And fair enough, the posh one does look a bit better without the yellow lettering, but not quite £1,699.60 better. [Dezeen]


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