Reflexive Luxury

Hyper-functional tote bags are reimagined for the luxury consumer

Implications - Part of an intriguing subsection of normcore and much to the chagrin of those who use the bags that serve as inspiration, luxury fashion brands are borrowing function-driven shopping bag designs recognizable from most public markets and in some cases, the hallmarks of cult retailers such as IKEA. This progression highlights the all-encompassing nature of the normcore fashion movement, as well as the priority shift of the luxury market and the irony of luxury fashion consumers seeking out accessibility.
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Cheap Chic Tote Bags - Balenciaga's Carry Shopper L is Inspired by IKEA's Classic Tote Bag
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This Year and V. Hot 2,147 Clicks Pub: Apr 19, 17
Cheap Chic Tote Bags
Balenciaga's Carry Shopper L is Inspired by IKEA's Classic Tote Bag
Balenciaga, an haute couture brand based out of Italy, has recently unveiled its Carry Shopper L bag, a tote bag that takes clear inspiration from the crinkly plastic tote bag sold en masse at IKEAs... [More]
Luxury Shopping Bags - This Balenciaga x Colette Collaborative Luxury Shopping Tote Costs $1,100
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This Month and V. Hot 333 Clicks Pub: Jun 23, 17
Luxury Shopping Bags
This Balenciaga x Colette Collaborative Luxury Shopping Tote Costs $1,100
Balenciaga is known for creating controversial pieces and this luxury shopping tote is certainly one of them. This bag was created in a collaborative pop-up shop with French luxury house Colette... [More]
Designer Supermarket Totes - Opening Ceremony's Plaid Tote Bag is Available in Three Sizes
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This Quarter and Hot 567 Clicks Pub: Jun 15, 17
Designer Supermarket Totes
Opening Ceremony's Plaid Tote Bag is Available in Three Sizes
Opening Ceremony’s plaid tote bag style mimics retro farmer’s market and grocery bags, and is available in three convenient sizes and two colorways—a large that is ideal for travel,... [More]
$2000 Laundry Bags - Balenciaga's 'Bazar' Collection Transforms Shopping and Laundry Bags
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This Year and Warm 748 Clicks Pub: Aug 10, 16
$2000 Laundry Bags
Balenciaga's 'Bazar' Collection Transforms Shopping and Laundry Bags
Balenciaga, a European luxury fashion brand, is the host of some of designer Demna Gvasalia’s latest work, including a series of tote carriers, purses, wallets and more strangely, laundry bags.... [More]
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