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This $1100 Balenciaga shopping bag has already sold out

According to its description, the handles are in "Nappa leather" while there is silver hardware and zip pockets inside.

Call it media bait if you want, but people either really love it or they really want to walk through life looking like they always just bought something at Balenciaga. Except instead of paper, this bag made of calfskin and metal.

Fresh off the, er, success of its $2,145 fake IKEA tote bag, the fashion house has made a decision to peddle a fancy version of its own shopping bag. Paper Magazine describes the leather version as "much sturdier" than its cardboard cousin, but otherwise, the two products are virtually indiscernible.

The most weird thing about the designer bag is that it's already sold out online, despite the sky-high price-tag and its identical appearance to a paper shopping bag. Other available pieces include a lighter for around $11, a sleep mask for $22 and a vinyl record with music featured in one of Balenciaga's fashion shows for also around $22.

However, if you do want to get your hands on a $1,000-plus white paper - ahem, we mean calfskin - bag, you can sign up on Colette's website to be notified when it comes back into stock.



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