Would you pay for high fashion that looks like a garbage bag?
This was the general consensus of netizens upon seeing one of the latest offerings of fashion brand Balenciaga during its Winter 2022 Runway Show.
The $1,790 bag, inspired by black garbage bags, was widely slammed by Twitter users.
There were some who said that no one in his right mind would spend that amount of money on something that looked like garbage.
Fashion company Balenciaga is selling the world’s most expensive garbage bag; it costs almost $1,800. So finally lazy people can have the perfect excuse not to take out the trash.
— Joe Toplyn (@JoeToplyn) August 5, 2022
Balenciaga is selling ‘most expensive trash bag in the world’ for $1,790.
Balenciaga’s “Trash Pouch,” which was “inspired by a garbage bag,” is being sold for nearly $1800.
I said, let me shock you for a bit there. ??? pic.twitter.com/6odQPLxIc2
— Uncle Tomi ‘Amusan’ (@UnusualBobo) August 6, 2022
While your waiting to start your biz / brand Balenciaga just dropped a $1,789 (£1,482) garbage bag….. Don’t wait ???? pic.twitter.com/qoMeW0Cl93
— Logan Tuley-Tillman (@LoganTillman) August 6, 2022
The bag apparently comes in three colors – black, white, and light blue.
— Rabinder Kumar (@ptcalad) July 30, 2022
While some poked fun at the design, there were genuinely those who were outraged by the audacity of the brand to paw off the product to consumers and slap a hefty price tag to boot.
“Let’s slap a garbage bag with our logo and see if the public is dumb enough to buy it.”
Balenciaga has the ugliest clothing of all the designer brands. https://t.co/HnIqB9Bmmg
— Eric Gutiérrez (@EricLeBrute) August 6, 2022
People buying a balenciaga garbage bag: pic.twitter.com/OTDpTMRg8D
— chris cabrera (@chris374829) August 5, 2022
We’ll just have to see if any of the brand’s celebrity endorsers will sport the bag soon.