Balenciaga Have Totally Copied Ikea With Their New Handbag!

They've made their own version of the iconic carrier bag retailing at an eyewatering £2,000.

Balenciaga vs IKEA

Often designers make beautiful handbags that are no sooner on the runway before a less expensive version is unveiled on the high street.

But have you ever heard of things happening the other way around?

It looks like Balenciaga have done just that when they produced a super expensive version of that classic IKEA shopping bag we all have in the cupboard at home.

Balenciaga Handbag

Picture: Barney's

The high end brand's 'Arena Extra-Large Shopper Tote Bag' looks suspiciously similar to IKEA's 'Frakta' bag in both shape and colour....hmmm!

But they are certainly different in price with the latter costing 40p and it's designer counterpart a huge £2,000! 

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The IKEA version is made entirely of a recyclable material call polypropylene whereas the Balenciaga version is created from a 'wrinkle, glazed leather' according to designer store, Barney's.

So what do IKEA think of the scandal?

"We are deeply flattered that the Balenciaga tote bag resembles the Ikea iconic sustainable blue bag [...] Nothing beats the versatility of a great big blue bag."

It looks like they've taken it quite well! What nice guys those folks at IKEA are.

And good news for everyone else, you can put all your handbags away and just take your IKEA bag out and still be super chic - thanks Balenciaga!