This Balenciaga bag has been making waves ever since its induction onto the scene. Immediately recognized as an up-cycled Ikea bag, I have to say I’m not shocked. In fact, quite the opposite. To me, Balenciaga did exactly what I think most in fashion have been doing for ages, taking something old or done before and taking it up a notch. I’m not upset, they basically made a .99 cent bag into a quality piece. Hence the price tag. After all, artists copy each other all the time and it’s just about who does it better. Just glad Ikea had a laugh about it, instead of a nasty lawsuit! Final word: I’ll stick with the Ikea bag, if anything now it’s iconic!