These Céline Grocery Bags Will Run You Almost $600 — And We’re Here for It
Sometimes, when it comes to fashion, you just need to keep it simple. Recently, the hottest accessories on the market have come from the humblest beginnings — remember Balenciaga’s $2,145 version of Ikea’s 99-cent tote? Well, French fashion house Céline has finally released its own version of the low-key style staple — and it’s kind of genius.
Phoebe Philo, Céline’s former creative director, created a luxury plastic bag like one you’d find in the grocery store for the Spring 2018 runway, her second-to-last collection for the brand. This would-be tote, featuring the brand name along with suffocation warnings in different languages, will cost you more than your average disposable bag. This little beaut rings in at a cool $590, and of course, Twitter had some choice words about the matter.
— Ashley Bulayo (@ashleeeybash) February 21, 2018
Not sure what kind of a world I live in anymore:https://t.co/wqaCSvQAYq
— Daniel Whitaker (@ask_dwhitaker) February 21, 2018
The last plastic bag I had hanging around in the car served a travel-sick 6 year old very well. Imagine shouting “not in the Celine, darling!”
— ShoniZS (@ShoniZs) February 20, 2018
I’m so over weird branded shit. Like a plastic bag that has Céline on it for £480. Erm no? Stop it.
— hannah (@hannahgladwin) February 4, 2018
Celine? Is he the one responsible for that ugly ass plastic “bag”? Why does Celine have to try to be edgy and go the Balenciaga way…
— miund (@miund) January 22, 2018
— Galina AP (@galinaachkasova) February 20, 2018
While some people expressed idle amusement and curiosity, others lamented the state of the world in 2018 and still seemed surprised that people could be so extra.
According to Hypebae, the bags are already available at the Céline x Nordstrom pop-up in Seattle and will be until May 29. So if you’ve been having a hankering for an upgraded accessory that will definitely make you stand out from the crowd, now’s your chance.
What do you think of the Céline bag? Tell us @BritandCo!
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