Shopper bag unveiled by Balenciaga is ridiculed by social media users

‘My nan was 30 YEARS ahead of fashion’: Balenciaga checked shopper is ridiculed by social media users who claim £1,490 accessory is just like a bag they use for lugging laundry or groceries

  • Balenciaga is being mocked for its latest, £1,490, check print shoppers bag 
  • Barbes Large East-West Shopper Bag is made from calfskin with a cotton lining 
  • Shoppers have taken to Twitter to make jokes about the Spanish brand’s design 

Customers have taken to social media to ridicule a shopper bag unveiled by luxury brand Balenciaga.

The Barbes Large East-West Shopper Bag has been likened to plastic tote bags used at markets across the world to transport fruit and vegetables.

The Paris-based brand, originally founded in Spain, listed the bag on its website for an eye-watering £1,490.  

Social media users have mocked a check print shopper bag (pictured) being sold by Balenciaga for £1,490

Balenciaga describes the shopper bag as blue, white and red check printed with embossed calfskin with the fashion house logo on the front. 

It features removable straps, inner pockets and two top handles, while boasting that it was made in Italy from 100 per cent calfskin with an organic cotton canvas lining. 

A model shot shows the bag paired with an oversize hoodie over a dress and blue heeled boots.

Wearing sunglasses, the model appears to be demonstrating how the bag can be worn casually.  

Balenciaga boasts that their Barbes Large East-West Shopper Bag (pictured) is made from 100 per cent calfskin and has a organic cotton canvas lining 

Photographs of the bag have been circulating on Twitter as users make jokes about it being similar to cheaper alternatives.

One person wrote: ‘Good grief! I’ll let my nanny know she was 30 years ahead of fashion.’

‘This looks exactly like the bag my grandma used to take our food when going to the beach,’ another said.

A third added: ‘We’ve been using this in Africa since before I was born.’

Another wrote: ‘Looks like the striped bags you get at the $$ stores!’ 

Social media users have joked that their grandmother has had a similar check print tote bag since their childhood 

Last month, shoppers were left speechless when Balenciaga unveiled a £2,890 hi-vis jacket. 

Many compared it to a ‘parking attendant’s uniform’ or ‘something Bob the Builder’ would wear.  

One shopper wrote: ‘They just trying to scope out the idiots by selling this’

Another said: ‘Stop it, this has to be made up’

Demna Gvasalia who gained a Masters’ Degree in Fashion Design from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Belgium, has been the artistic Director of Balenciaga’s collections since 2015. 

He announced the reintroduction of Balenciaga Haute couture in January 2020, saying the brand is getting back to ‘its sources of origin’.

The Spanish brand also failed to impress shoppers with a £1,350 knitted hoodie covered in holes earlier this year.

FarFetch was mocked across social media after shoppers spotted a neon yellow jacket by Balenciaga being sold for £2,890 (pictured) 

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