But that's not all. When reached via email this week, an IKEA spokesperson provided the following statement in response to the hardcore fashion version of its modest tote:
"We are deeply flattered that the Balenciaga tote bag resembles the Ikea iconic sustainable blue bag for 99 cents. Nothing beats the versatility of a great big blue bag!"
So far, it doesn't look like Balenciaga has responded to IKEA's snark, which is kind of shame considering how good the big brand wars have been on social media lately. All said, let's just hope people aren't stuffing sharp furniture parts and household products in their $2,150 tote bags out there. We're just going to stick with the 99-cent ones for that.