A New Fashion Masterpiece or A Bag Of Bull? – Balenciaga’s Blanket Tote Bag $3,670.

Lets get one thing straight. I love fashion. And, I love trends and designer bags just like every other fashionista/o. I’m a BAGSLUT after all. But sometimes, the top designers get carried away with the power of their brand names and just make stupid bags and charge an inordinate amount of money.

I was on Net-a-Porter.com just browsing through some bags and noticed Balenciaga’s new Blanket Tote Bag. At first, I thought, okay Balenciaga is adding home accessories to their line so this must be a new blanket that they’ve added. NOPE.  After reading the description and looking at the photos, I was suprised to see that Balenciaga just made an oversized “blanket bag” influenced blanket tote bag retailing at $3,670 USD.


Image from Net-a-porter.com


This bag looks like the blanket bags you see at Ross retailing at about $40 or less. You can also see these bags on Los Angeles St. in Downtown Los Angeles at a wholesale blanket shop selling for $10 a blanket. They even got the logo on the top corner down exactly the same! LOL!

Usually, fashion forward companies like Forever21 and Zara use the high end designers for inspiration. But looks like the roles have changed and Balenciaga went to the bottom low for their inspiration on this one.

Yes, the image has a nice floral design with eye popping colors. Yes, the bag is made out of “multi-colored textured leather.” Yes, it was made in Italy. And yes, the oversized bag designs are in. But $3,670? Is this a really a good look? What do y’all think?

Besides the brand name and the oversized bag design being trendy, I think this is a bag of bull. I personally wouldn’t pay almost four grand for this even if I had money blowing out of my ass.


Image from Net-a-porter.com

Trends don’t last long…at least I hope this won’t last long. Will we see more of these types of bags from Balenciaga or other designer brands?

Tell us what you think. Am I being over critical on this new fashion master piece? Or is it just a bag of bull and Balenciaga lost their creative touch?


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