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‘The most expensive trash bag in the world’: Balenciaga stokes ridicule with $1,790 trash pouches

  • Balenciaga is currently making headlines after releasing a trash bag-inspired drawstring sack that costs $1,790.
  • The bag, officially known as the “Trash Pouch,” first appeared in the luxury fashion house’s Winter 2022 collection show in March.
  • In an interview with Women's Wear Daily, Creative Director Demna Gvasalia said he could not miss the opportunity to make “the most expensive trash bag in the world.”
  • Balenciaga has positioned itself as a trendsetter for the absurd in recent years and sparked a similar controversy in May with its “extremely worn” sneakers.

Just months after drawing flak in China and elsewhere for $1,900 “extremely worn” sneakers, Balenciaga has once again stirred the pot with the release of what it claims to be the world’s “most expensive trash bag.”

The drawstring sack, officially known as the “Trash Pouch,” debuted during the luxury fashion house’s Winter 2022 collection show in March but went viral just recently after becoming available in-store.

Balenciaga Sparks Outrage Over ‘Ugly’ Bags for Chinese Valentine’s Day

Balenciaga has come under fire yet again — this time in China for what social media users are calling “tacky,” “gaudy” and “tasteless” handbags.

In time for the Chinese Valentine’s Day (Qixi Festival) on Aug. 25, the French fashion house launched a new collection of bags that featured various expressions of love, including “He loves me,” “You love me,” “I love you” and “I love me.”