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Would You Spend $2145 on This IKEA-Inspired Balenciaga Bag?

20 April 2017, 06:23 | Myron Mathis

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The classic Ikea shopping bag

Leave it to someone in the social-media world to point out that couture fashion house Balenciaga has a similar bag, which is made of glazed leather, for $2,145.

A $2,145 tote bag going viral for its uncanny resemblance to the 99-cent shopping bags at Ikea has drawn the attention of the Swedish furniture retailer.

"Our IKEA Frakta tote is one of our most iconic products which are already owned and loved by millions - now the many people truly can get the designer look for less".

"We are deeply flattered that the Balenciaga tote bag resembles the Ikea iconic sustainable blue bag for 99 cents", Ikea told Today in an email.

Ikea's pretty excited about having inspired Balenciaga though.


But while the Ikea tote is very handy for carrying around that flat packed side table, there's no denying that the Balenciaga Arena is one stylish, which seems just the ideal size for a weekend getaway.

While many companies would see this as a copycat scandal, IKEA remains in high spirits - claiming to be "extremely flattered" by Balenciaga's design.

This isn't the first time that Balenciaga looked elsewhere for inspiration.

But back to Balenciaga's latest sensation. So when we got a look at Balenciaga's Arena Extra Large Shopper Tote Bag, we did a double take. According to Elle, it's also available in yellow and black in case you want to avoid anyone talking to you about Ikea's infamous meatballs.



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