This heavy-inspired handbag comes with a hefty price tag.
Back in March, after sitting front row at Balenciaga’s Paris Fashion Week show in a catsuit made of caution tape, Kim Kardashian took to her Instagram Stories to show off her gift from designer Demna: a ripped-from-the-spot. -Runway Black Sack Brand new collection.
“Look what I have. I just got the ‘Trash Bag’ bag from the show. I’m so excited,” she said loudly at the time, “how cool is that?”
Now, the head-scratching style — called the Trash Pouch — has finally hit stores, A good price $1,790,
“I can’t miss the chance to make the world’s most expensive garbage bag, because who doesn’t love a fashion scandal?” Demna told Women’s Wear Daily after his show.
Crafted from shiny leather in place of the usual plastic and available in black, white, yellow and blue, Balenciaga’s drawstring sacks are certainly garnering strong reactions on social media.
“They’re really trying to make fun of consumers at this point,” one person said. Commented on Highsnobiety’s Instagram post About Style hitting stores, while another quipped, “I got 40 of them under my sink.”
A third joked, “Whoever buys it should be thrown into it.”
It makes sense that the Kardashians would be the first to get their hands on the high-fashion hefty bag; Balenciaga’s behind some of her most controversial and conversation-starting looks to date, from her masked 2021 Met Gala moment to her helmeted haute couture to the aforementioned sticky yellow.
And south of two grand, Balenciaga’s trash haul is practically a bargain buy compared to the five- and six-figure Herms Birkins stowed in the Kardashians’ closets.