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Balenciaga's New Tote Bag Evokes Pure Unadulterated IKEA

If you’ve ever forked out that little bit extra for that massive blue IKEA bag, which is 97 per cent of us, it’s now time to pull that big boy out of the laundry or the boot of the car and strut down the street.

Because that tarp-tastic bag is almost identical to one that high-end fashion house Balenciaga has just released.


But before you assume that the Arena Extra-Large Shopper Tote Bag retails the same as its $1 FRAKTA doppelganger, you may want to steady yourself.

It’s $2,610.

    For the budget-conscious, there is a slightly smaller version for $2,150 which also comes in an IKEA yellow.


    The difference is that the Balenciaga bag ^^^ is made of "blue wrinkled, glazed leather", rather than plastic.

    IKEA told the US Today show:

    "We are deeply flattered that the Balenciaga tote bag resembles the IKEA iconic sustainable blue bag for 99 cents. Nothing beats the versatility of a great big blue bag!"

    Balenciaga is yet to comment.


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