Select pieces from Demna Gvasalia’s debut at Balenciaga are starting to roll out now, first of which is the “Bazar” bags and wallets, which are basically luxe versions of the cheap laundry bags you’ll find in Asian markets all over the globe.
Unsurprisingly, Balenciaga’s version of the shopping bag is a little bit more expensive: it’s $1,495 for a small version, $1,645 for a size medium, and the largest model is set to retail for $2,525. You can also get purses and wallets in the same pattern, costing $565 and $545 respectively.
Gvasalia’s not the first designer to glamorize humble shopping bags. Danish homeware label Hay redesigned IKEA’s iconic blue “Frakta” bag, as did Virgil Abloh’s OFF-WHITE imprint. Jil Sander, meanwhile, luxed out a paper grocery bagin leather and suede, a move which Stampd mimicked some years later.
The bags are available exclusively at Balenciaga flagship stores — head over to the house’s web shop for further info.