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Fashion label Balenciaga is selling a big blue IKEA bag lookalike for €2000
For all your extravagant shopping needs.

AFTER THE MEATBALLS, the most iconic thing IKEA has ever given the world is the big blue shopping bag for 70c.

Behold its glory:

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It’s always there for you.

However, in a delightfully surreal twist, US designer Balenciaga has debuted an “extra-large shopper tote bag” of their own.

And it looks *slightly* familiar

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Sure, it’s made out of “blue wrinkled, glazed leather” but anyone can see that this is the IKEA bag – just in fancier form.

And, worst of all, it’s coming in with a lovely $2145 (€2000) price tag attached.

Fashion, you’ve done it again

The big question for summer 2017

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We’ll put them side by side so we can bask in the ~inspiration~ for this piece


^you vs the guy she told you not to worry about.

IKEA themselves even commented on the new Balenciaga product, telling Today:

We are deeply flattered that the Balenciaga tote bag resembles the Ikea iconic sustainable blue bag for 99 cents. Nothing beats the versatility of a great big blue bag!

We’d have to agree.

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