Open Post: Hosted By Balenciaga’s $2,145 Ikea Bag

Since we’re on the subject of ridiculously overpriced shit for the rich

Balenciaga has finally made a bag for the richies who want that fresh “just coming from Ikea” look, but don’t want to taint their $3,300 calfskin leather jacket with disgusting polyester straps! Balenciaga’s $2,145 (or 7 Klippan loveseats in Ikea currency) Arena shopping tote looks like Ikea’s 99 cent FRAKTA bag. Well, if Ikea’s 99 cent FRAKTA bag married a rich plastic surgeon, got its plastic skin replaced with fine leather skin, started speaking in a snobby accent and held its nose up to the Swedish meatballs it used to eat. Balenciaga’s Arena bag is basically a new money FRAKTA bag.


Today asked Ikea for their thoughts on Balenciaga doing a rich bitch version of their legendary cheap shopping bag, and they’re not mad at all.

“We are extremely flattered to seemingly be an inspiration for the latest catwalk designs for Balenciaga. Our IKEA Frakta tote is one of our most iconic products which are already owned and loved by millions – now the many people truly can get the designer look for less.”

Designers doing luxurious versions of cheap stuff isn’t new, and Balenciaga did it with a few of their bags this year.

You know those bags that the comforter or sheets come in at Bed Bath & Beyond or Macy’s? My abuelita would use those bags as luggage. Well, Balenciaga made a $3,670 version of that.


And you know those Mexican market bags you can use to carry groceries or laundry? Balenciaga did a $2,550 version of that.


I, for one, can’t wait until Balenciaga does a $4,500 version of the wrinkled-up brown paper bag some of us are going to drink Thunderbird vodka out of in between selling our ass under a bridge after spending all our money on $2,145 bags and $400 juicers.

Pics: Balenciaga, Ikea


  1. I heard about it as well but have no idea if it’s true or not. I would rather have a gay president than a president who is married to a woman old enough to be his mother and who is dumb as a rock

  2. patthepuss

    Isn’t Macron allegedly​ in a gay relationship with a radio DJ? I remember reading it but it got hushed up pretty quick!

  3. Cartoonesque

    I never lusted over Till before, so this is new! I always thought I was more of an Ollie girl. Richard is all yours😜

  4. LMAO !!

  5. Puggygirl_

    Till! You can have Till and I’ll take the guitarist (Richard)

  6. My boy fur baby has a really stressful life…….

  7. The headline says it all:
    ‘Florida Woman’

  8. If she is elected, it could be

    At least Trump can say he’s senile (there’s rumors about that) she can’t

  9. Cartoonesque

    So last night I had the most random sex dream starring Till Lindemann from Rammstein. Now I am confused and horny…

  10. Trash Panda

    Is it THIS bad?


  11. Trash Panda

    At the very minimum, defile a Cheesecake Factory…have some modicum of class.

  12. Trash Panda

    Agreed. SoCal is nice…for your mom.


    I think the worst part is she did this in a Johnny Rockets. Love yourself!


    I just need to warn my mom ( I know) and then it’s time! lol

  15. Trash Panda

    I so wish, with Mar-a-Lago leading the way!

  16. Sneaky pantsuit

    It will probably also last forever. Most often, you are paying for quality. (Unless you are paying for a big name.) Right now I am using the same burgundy coach satchel that I probably have been using for at least a year and a half. I have lots of bags, but it just feels like too much work to change. My mental energy has gone elsewhere.
    If the bag is less than $200, it’s really not that bad, if you can manage it.


    I know what you meant 😉

  18. Gumshoe G-ball

    There’s always a few winners in any cause. But more stringent requirements than the SPCA are there for a reason. There are a lot of failed adoptions within six months. People get bored after the novelty wears off and they underestimated the responsibility.

    I think rescues have a more vested interest in getting the right placement the 1st time. These animals have lived in our homes, we spent our own money to care for them. We spent our free time socializing and training them to get them ready for adoption.
    Shelter staff care, but the animals are in an institution, not their homes. They are not spending $$$ of their income to care for them.

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