Balenciaga is a fashion giant. As much as the brand is worn by many A list celebrities, some of its items are very questionable at best for the average consumer. Let’s start with the trash bag handbag which has just been revealed. It looks exactly like a Hefty bag you’d use in your kitchen trash except it’s made of calfskin leather. They debuted it on the runway in Paris back in March, but now it’ll be available in stores as part of their fall line.
It cinches at the top just like a real trash bag, and it comes in four different colors: Black, white, blue, and yellow. In case you need your history lesson on who Balenciaga is, it is a luxury fashion house founded in 1919 by the Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga in San Sebastian, Spain and later acquired by French luxury group Kering. And as for celebrities who wear Balenciaga: Kirsten Stewart, Cate Blachett, Meryl Streep, Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss, Salma Hayek, the Kardashians, Chloe Sevigny and more.
You can see the $1800 trash bag purse below as well as other questionable fashion items Balenciaga has been a part of over the years. Let’s relive some of the fashion giant’s most interesting pieces.