Luxury fashion brand Balenciaga is in the news for the launch of a trash bag worth $1800 (around Rs 1,42,652). No, it’s not an error. This is indeed the price of the pouch that the brand expects people to use to dispose of their waste. And it’s available in four colors (and color combinations) – black, white and red, blue and black, and yellow and black. Several Twitter users questioned the meaning of having a designer trash bag and some posted harsh comments.
Balenciaga’s “trash pouch” is crafted from calfskin and features a shiny coating, according to the New York Post. The bag debuted in the Fall 2022 ready-to-wear collection in Paris in March and is now making its way to stores, the outlet added. It has a discreet logo and comes in the standard black, Glad-esque solid white heavy bag, as well as yellow and blue. The drawstrings can be pulled to close them before the ties are tied.
Balenciaga’s creative director, Demna Gvasalia, told Women’s Wear Daily: “I couldn’t miss an opportunity to make the most expensive trash bag in the world, because who doesn’t love a fashion scandal?”
Photos of the bag have been shared on various social media platforms.
The garbage bag is trending on social networks. While some luxury enthusiasts are thrilled to own the designer item, others are shocked.
“That looks pretty trashy,” wrote one user, while another said, “That’s absolutely silly. Killing an animal to make this overpriced ridiculous disgusting bag is exactly what doesn’t don’t go to this world. We don’t deserve this planet or its animals.”
Many people laughed at the bag, expressing everything from confusion to fury to spasms of amusement, said New York Post.