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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Warm 3,819 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]
Designer Supermarket Totes - Opening Ceremony's Plaid Tote Bag is Available in Three Sizes
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Warm 1,751 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]
Designer Plastic Shopping Bags - Céline's Plastic Shopping Bag & More Will Be Available at Nordstrom
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This Year and Warm 899 Clicks Pub: Feb 19, 18
Designer Plastic Shopping Bags
Céline's Plastic Shopping Bag & More Will Be Available at Nordstrom
French luxury label Céline collaborated with Nordstrom for an exclusive pop-up that will see many of its anticipated designs from its Spring/Summer 2018 collection, which was first premiered on the... [More]
Luxury Shopping Bags - This Balenciaga x Colette Collaborative Luxury Shopping Tote Costs $1,100
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Warm 1,363 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]
Sustainable Luxury Bags - Stella McCartney's Bags are Made with Aquafil's 100% Regenerated Nylon
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Warm 1,459 Clicks Pub: Jul 28, 17
Sustainable Luxury Bags
Stella McCartney's Bags are Made with Aquafil's 100% Regenerated Nylon
As a leader in sustainable luxury, Stella McCartney created a Falabella GO bag collection for the Fall 2017 season using Aquafil’s regenerated ECONYL yarn, which is comprised of ocean waste.... [More]
$2000 Laundry Bags - Balenciaga's 'Bazar' Collection Transforms Shopping and Laundry Bags
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Warm 872 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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