Of course IKEAs message was simply in jest, and the company fired off this official statement regarding Balenciagas homage to their iconic bag: 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!
What do you think of Balenciagas purposeful (or accidental) copying of IKEAs FRATKA bagShould IKEA have been more stern with Balenciaga and pursued legal action Just kidding about that one, but it was hard not to ask ;-PAs I have mentioned before I personally think copy or no-copy the bag looks utterly hideous and I definitely cannot imagine myself spending over two grand to carry this EVER. The original IKEA FRATKA however sounds like a delightful and super useful tote (according to IKEAs ad it can even carry water) which is worth the $0.99. Of course in cases like these we are reminded that high fashion can be ridiculous in terms of cost, and this is one of those time where it glaringly shows.? Sound off with your opinion in the comments below to let me know what you think!