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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.

  • The "Trash Pouch" $1800

    When asked about this new handbag, designer Demna said “I couldn’t miss an opportunity to make the most expensive trash bag in the world, because who doesn’t love a fashion scandal?”⁠

  • "Distressed" version of its Paris High Top

    Remember these sneakers that look like they’ve been worn a million times? These were selling for $1850

    Balenciaga's $1,850 'full destroyed' sneakers raise eyebrows online

    Balenciaga unveiled its new line of "full destroyed" footwear this week, prompting online criticism over the extremely distressed aesthetic and hefty price tag. The luxury fashion house released the distressed version of its Paris High Top Sneaker on Monday. The limited edition line retails for $1,850, and features "full destroyed" detailing like rips, scuffs and what appears to be dirt.

  • The Croc Heel $625

    This is the Croc heel. This shoe was actually a viral sensation on TikTok

    Women's Crocs™ Madame 80mm in Green | Balenciaga US

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  • Defender Sneakers $1150

    If you ever wanted to wear a sneaker that looked like a car tire, here you go

    Men's Defender Sneaker in Black | Balenciaga US

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  • Toolbox Bag $1150

    This clutch handbag can hold a phone, cardholder, lipstick and more. 

    Balenciaga's Toolbox Pouch Is a New Level of Workwear

    When we talk about workwear, we're usually referencing the style-first iterations from Carhartt WIP or Dickies. There's definitely something to be said for digging through the authentic archives, and modern, technical workwear can be a standout touch to your fits when styled properly.

  • Windbreaker Keyring $350

    This jacket was a big hit so the brand decided to make it a very expensive keychain

    Micro Windbreaker Keychain in Black | Balenciaga US

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  • Track 2.0 Sculpture $5750

    Described as a sculpture not a sneaker, this was designed from 16 individual pieces

    Balenciaga Releases a $5,750 USD Track.2 Sneaker That You Can't Wear

    Celebrating its popular Track.2 sneaker, Balenciaga has put together a take on the shoe that you really can't wear. Following Creative Director Demna Gvasalia 's inventive outlook, the Track.2 Sculpture is a full bronze representation of a Euro size 41 sneaker. The silver-tone piece is incredibly made up of 16 molded pieces soldered together one by one.

  • Denim/Sweatpant Hybrid $2000

    Can’t decide between jeans and sweatpants? Well, you don’t have to anymore

    Can't Decide Between Jeans & Sweatpants? Wear Both at Once

    We're all finding it hard to let go of the track pants that we developed a deep, emotional connection to during lockdown. That said, there comes a point when you have to spread your wings and rid yourself of the sweatpants.

  • Cargo/Jean Hybrid $1250

    Again, can’t decide between cargo pants and jeans? They got you

    Balenciaga Hybrid Cargo loose-fit Trousers - Farfetch

    Conscious $1,253 -30% $877 (Import duties included) Extra 20% off sale Selected sale items only. Discount applied at checkout Men Home Balenciaga Clothing Wide Leg Pants Conscious Balenciaga Hybrid Cargo loose-fit trousers First seen during the brand's AW21 showcase, this pair of loose-fitting jeans boast a cargo short overlay design.

  • The $2,000 USD Shopping Bag

    Well now you can pay $2000 for a bag to put your other $2000 items in

    Would You Cop Balenciaga's Latest $2,000+ Shopping Bag?

    Hot off the release of its oversized meme-worthy $8,000 jacket, Balenciaga is back with another pricey addition to the online storefronts. The fashion house's latest leather shopper could be yours for the designer price of $2,190.

  • $8,000 USD Layered Jacket

    This layered jacket was part of their Fall/Winter 2018 collection 

    Balenciaga Just Released a 7-Layer Jacket for $9,000 and We're Shook

    The internet is abuzz over Balenciaga's new jacket, which features seven layers and is retailing for $9,000 on Matches Fashion. The oversized coat consists of a "combination of plaid shirts, jersey hoodies, and technical fleeces," according to its official description. It's bound to keep you warm in the winter.

  • Le Cagole Boot Bag (??)

    This bag is not out yet. It’s part of their Fall/Winter 2022 collection 

    Fashion Month May Be Over, But We're Still Thinking About Balenciaga

    The Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2022 show was one for the history books. Not only was the show incredibly well-received by the fashion community, but the world as well, as creative director Demna reflected on his own experiences as a refugee, and dedicated the show to those who are fleeing from Ukraine as a result of the ongoing war.

     

  • The "T-shirt shirt" $1290

    How can we forget the T shirt shirt? This was the shirt that had everyone confused because it is a dress shirt and t shirt combined.

    Balenciaga's $1,290 'T-Shirt Shirt' Has Twitter Deeply Confused

    You know those times when you're not sure if the spot your going to is fancy or not, so you can't decide whether to wear a T-shirt or a button-front? And then you just stare wistfully into your closet for a few hours, wishing some designer would come through and create something to satisfy either scenario?