Wednesday, April 26

Balenciaga's "IKEA Bag"

After chatting about Jeff Koon's new line for Louis Vuitton, it seems all too appropriate to also comment on this new bag from Balenciaga.





Although retailing for over $2,000, it strikes a noticeable resemblance to the classic bag from IKEA that retails for $.99.



Now while Balenciaga has not publicly made the connection, certainly IKEA has with this cute little ditty that seems to be in response:


I've gotta say as a recurrent and loyal user of the IKEA bag for just about everything (I lived with them when my kids were younger), I love the new Balenciaga bag too. The only thing I love more is the ad from IKEA...because of their sense of humor and their sense of their own placement in our world of pop culture.

Bravo on all fronts. What's your experience? JIM.

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