Luxury fashion brand Balenciaga has designed a large blue tote bag that bears a striking resemblance to IKEA's iconic crinkly "FRANKTA" bag, but with a significantly higher price tag
When you compare both bags next to each other, there's only one major difference - the "FRANKTA" is sold for RM2 while Balenciaga's creation clocks in at USD2,145 (RM9,432)
GQ points out that everyone shouldn't be too surprised by the unexpected design direction and pricing.
The fashion house's designer Demna Gvasalia - who is also behind luxury streetwear label Vetements - took the fashion world by storm when he sold a USD300 (RM1,318) t-shirt bearing the logo of shipping company DHL.
Unsurprisingly, the Internet was amused by the two bags' similarities
IKEA, however, was pretty excited that it had inspired the French fashion label
But that didn't stop the furniture retailer from taking a playful jab at Balenciaga in a Facebook post
"Get the big blue bag that started it all at a price that’s 4,000 times more affordable. Visit our stores to check out this and other authentic IKEA designs that are all the rage," said the description of the photo album that was posted yesterday on IKEA's Facebook page.
At the time of writing, the post has garnered over 2,300 likes and 700 shares.
"Genuine recyclable plastic"
"Authentic yellow-stamped logo"
Sorry, Balenciaga. We’ll be sticking to IKEA’s classic, wrinkled, blue bag for RM2…