Ikea’s playful jab: The $16 alternative to Balenciaga’s Towel Skirt

In the realm of fashion labels, Balenciaga stands as a pinnacle of luxury.

Despite the appearance of everyday items that may resemble regular retail finds to the naked eye, the brand is synonymous with high-quality products. So, when Balenciaga introduced its $1,250 towel skirt as part of the Spring 2024 collection, it didn’t take long for other brands to playfully mock the unconventional fashion choice.

Ikea UK joined the bandwagon of commenters trolling Balenciaga for its pricey towel with their own $16 version available in their stores. They said that their VINARN towel is all the rage from their Spring 2024 collection as well.

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Hans Sy, the 4th of the Sy-blings, as Bilyonaryo calls them, sat down with me to explain his green initiatives in the SM Group, a chat that turned into an interesting look into how he became a sustainability champion, the lessons he learnt from his father, Henry Sy Sr., and legacy-building.

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