Plastic bags have been banned in almost all the states of the country and most of us have started carrying carry bags made of cloth or any other material for shopping purposes. Such carry bags we can either stitch at home or buy from market by paying Rs. 100-200 but you will be shocked to know that a Fashion brand has come up with shopping bags worth $2000 which comes to approx Rs. 1.5 lakhs.
Balenciaga, a fashion brand, which deals in bags along with shoes, T-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. has released shopping bags that are quite similar to Pishwi (a bag which is quite common in Maharashtrian households).
The Indian online users were quick to draw comparisons between the bags launched by Balenciaga and the bags used by the Indians.
Here are some selected reactions:
This is not the first time that we are seeing a fashion brand selling things used by the Indians at exorbitant prices. Earlier we came across a foreign brand selling lungi (Indian men wear), khatiya/charpai (single bed made by weaving rope) and so on at huge prices which certainly left us in a state of shock and surprise.
What is your take in this regard and what advice you will give to those who are ready to spend so much on these shopping bags?