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Balenciaga Viral Trash Bag Costs About $2K, and People Are Confused

Balenciaga’s Fall 2022 collection has grabbed headlines in many ways. Take, for example, the Balenciaga caution-tape catsuit. Kim Kardashian sat at the forefront of the show in this look, in which she could barely walk. Later, he had to make out of catsuits entirely. Lizzo then tried to dance on the set of the Elle UK cover shoot in the same outfit, but due to movement restrictions only Robot could do. Now, people are just as confused at the Balenciaga trash-bag pouch.

Kim Kardashian posted the gift on Instagram

Back in March, Kardashian posted a gift from creative director Demna Gvasalia to her Instagram Stories: a black bag that looked like a garbage bag, which Kardashian called a “trash-bag bag.” Now the design is officially available for purchase — with a price tag as “heavy” as the brand that popularized the original plastic garbage bag. , , You know, the one used for garbage.

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Gvasalia told WWD

Later that fall in March 2022, Gvasalia told WWD: “I can’t miss the chance to make the world’s most expensive garbage bag, because who doesn’t love a fashion scandal?”

Bag is currently not available for purchase online

High Snobiety shared a photo from the store on Instagram, writing, “This Balenciaga garbage bag costs $1790.” The publication also revealed that the expensive “trash-bag bag” comes in three colors: black with black ties, blue with black ties, and white with red ties, each made from calf leather. “Balenciaga is a meme designer,” wrote one commenter. “I found 40 of them under my sink,” commented another.

branded leather shopping bags

A controversial design isn’t exactly common for design houses under Gvasalia’s reign. After all, it has produced not only the aforementioned caution-tape-covered catsuits, but also perfectly distressed high-top sneakers, branded leather shopping bags, platform croc-style shoes, and more. Balenciaga’s “Trash” Pouch” is clearly another attempt by the brand to create a viral moment. And head-scratching as it may be, it’s clearly working.

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