Luxury fashion brand Balenciaga is in the news for launching a trash bag worth $1800 (approximately Rs 1,42,652). No, that is not a mistake. This is exactly the price of the pouch that the brand expects people to use to throw away their trash. And it’s available in four colors (and color combinations) — black, white and red, blue and black, and yellow and black. Several Twitter users have questioned the understanding behind having designer trash bags and some have posted harsh comments.
Balenciaga’s ‘trash pouch’ is made from calf-skin leather and has a glossy coating, according to New York Post, The bag made its debut in the Fall 2022 ready-to-wear collection in Paris in March and is now making its way to stores, the outlet adds. It has a discreet logo and comes in the standard heavy bag black, solid Glad-esque white, as well as yellow and blue. The drawstring can be pulled over it to close the ties before fastening them.
Balenciaga’s creative director Demna Gvasalia told Women’s Wear Daily, “I can’t miss the opportunity to make the world’s most expensive garbage bag, because who doesn’t love a fashion scandal?”
Pictures of the bag have been shared on various social media platforms.
Trash bags are trending on social media. While some luxury lovers are thrilled to own designer items, others are shocked.
One user wrote, “Looks like quite the garbage,” while another said, “This is absolutely silly. Killing an animal to make this ridiculous and disgusting overpriced bag is wrong with this world. We are on this planet. Or its animals don’t deserve it.”
Expressing everything from confusion to fury to entertainment spasms, many have ridiculed the bag, saying New York Post,