This Designer Just Made a $1 IKEA Bag the Most Fashionable Thing on Earth
Balenciaga's Mens Spring 2017 show was filled with enormous oversize bags and vibrant colors, but one items sticks out as particularly familiar. The cobalt-blue, Arena Creased-Leather Holdall ($2,145) bag resembles a staple of our favorite affordable furniture store, IKEA. The FRAKTA large blue shopping bag from IKEA is a customer favorite for moving, storing, and even doing laundry.
It's interesting that Balenciaga would reimagine the $1 bag in luxe leather, but seems fitting coming from Demna Gvasalia. The designer frequently draws inspiration from street wear and famously designed the popular Yellow DHL T-Shirt ($330) for Vetements. If you've always admired the aesthetic of the iconic IKEA bag, this leather version features a zip closure to keep all of your (presumably numerous) possessions out of harm's way.