Balenciaga Debuts $1800 Lays Potato Chip Purses

Balenciaga’s unusual vogue transfer is all that and a earn of chips—literally.

The sumptuous Spanish label has created the entirety from the controversial “destroyed” sneakers to Kim Kardashian’s polarizing face duvet on the 2021 Met Gala. Nonetheless nothing could maybe maybe furthermore’ve willing vogue aficionados for Balenciaga’s latest compose: Lays potato chip purses. 

The leather-basically basically based mostly clutches—embellished within the snack’s iconic packaging and lined with a easy silver zip closure—will attain in as a minimal four style variations, at the side of the usual, flamin’ sizzling, limón and salt & vinegar. Fixed with Hypebeast, the Balenciaga x Lays baggage are reportedly retailing for a whopping $1,800.

No, your eyes aren’t enjoying pointers on you. While the finger-licking-moral chips in total retail for $4, they are going to label a moderately penny in case you admire to dangle them to be primitive as a stylish accessory.

The collaboration first debuted at Balenciaga’s spring/summer season 2023 “The Mud Mutter” presentation for the length of Paris Type Week on Oct. 2. The Frito-Lay purses nearly went no longer vital because the gadgets clutched them tightly down the runway, scrunching them into warped bows.

Alternatively, the craze home’s ingenious director, Demna, gave followers a more in-depth dangle a look at the kitschy pieces on Instagram. 

“The Lay’s x Balenciaga leather-basically basically based mostly chip earn,” he merely captioned his Oct. 11 post.

While the baggage could maybe maybe no longer be available except subsequent summer season, they are no longer a truly luscious vogue moment.

Many followers had been divided on the assertion-making accessory, with one Instagramer commenting on Demna’s post, “At this level I mediate Balenciaga is a social experiment,” whereas one more user wrote, “Leather-basically basically based mostly by no manner regarded so low-label (and that’s no longer a critic).”

In disagreement, others had been drooling over the baggage, with one particular person gushing, “It be merely improbable that these are LEATHER baggage. Fancy them.”

As somebody else put it, “Idk why I love this but I pause.”

Alex Tai/SOPA Photos/LightRocket by contrivance of Getty

Fancy it or hate it, it is likely you’ll maybe maybe maybe no longer verbalize it is a vivid mash-up.

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