IKEA Responds To Balenciaga’s $2,145 Bag That Looks Exactly Like IKEA’s 99-Cent Tote Bag, And It’s Hilarious

After Balenciaga released a $2,145 bag looking very similar to IKEA’s blue tote, the Swedish retailer responded with a tongue-in-cheek ad singing the praises of the $0.99 version Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4448518/IKEA-responds-Balenciaga-s-version-blue-bag.html#ixzz4ghttUtSe Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery – so when Balenciaga debuted a bag looking strikingly similar to IKEA’s classic blue tote, the Swedish retailer replied with humor.

In a new ad unveiled Tuesday, IKEA gives its customers helpful ‘tips’ to differentiate the blue tote from its $2,145 doppelganger – singing the praises of the $0.99 FRAKTA bag in the process.

‘Shake it: if it rustles, it’s the real deal,’ the ad proudly proclaims. IKEA also told its customers to ‘throw it in the dirt’ because ‘a true FRAKTA is simply rinsed off with a garden hose when dirty.’

Pricey fashion brand Balenciaga recently released a new bag worth $2,145

The only problem is that, well, it looks a lot like IKEA’s iconic Frakta tote bag

You know, the big blue one that costs 99 cents


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