You can always count on Balenciaga for an opportunity to stunt on plebs. The fashion house’s predilection for “elevated” versions of everyday items has yielded $850 pool slides oozing with summer steeze, $2,845 lunchboxes we’ve fantasied about rocking up to the worksite with (sacred Four’n Twenty rat coffin + Oak choccy milk combo included), and now, something that stands head-and-shoulders above them both in terms of daily flexes: your very own Balenciaga Expandable Grocery Bag to show people what you’re all about during that next Woolies run.
Made from 100% nylon, bragging rights and style aside, good person points are also up for grabs. As part of the brand’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, this particular shopping bag is 100% recycled. And really, the more you think about the function/purpose of a reusable shopping bag, the more you’ll come to question why using recycled materials isn’t standard practice.
“The bag’s collapsible design and all-purpose clasp make it conveniently transportable, making it easy to always have on hand to use instead of disposable carriers,” notes the official press release.
“It becomes wallet-sized when folded and zipped into a round pouch and can hook onto almost any strap or loop. The intent of the Balenciaga Grocery Shopper is to help reduce single-use plastic.”
The Balenciaga Expandable Grocery Bag is now available to purchase for US$325 (AU$415) in three distinct colourways – red, black, and plaid. Given the price and label, you’ll probably never forget to bring a reusable shopping bag again.