Yup, an IKEA FRAKTA dad cap now exists and it’s all thanks to who else but Los Angeles-based labels Pleasures and Chinatown Market. Not long ago, Balenciaga reimagined the iconic 99-cent bag as a $2,145 USD luxury tote. The Swedish furniture giant responded to the copycat iteration with a humorous ad detailing how to spot an original IKEA FRAKTA bag. Twitter caught wind immediately and called out Balenciaga for the expensive rip off of the IKEA Frankta bag that retails for $0.99 and the best college freshman move-in bag to carry all of your school necessities to your dorms.
Now, after introducing a Moroccan footstool-inspired design earlier this year, Demna Gvasalia and Balenciaga have turned their attentions to the aforementioned FRAKTA. This isn’t just any tote, however. As you might expect, Gvasalia has put a luxurious spin on the original, retaining its signature blue look while ditching the polypropylene in favor of premium leather and Italian construction. Gvasalia has also added a couple of functional details, including black fabric lining, an interior pocket, a key ring lanyard, and a zippered closure at the top.
If that price is too high for you there is a reasonable price IKEA item that you may want to get your hands on. The streetwear duo have transformed the bright-blue polypropylene accessory into a $38 USD hat for the 2017 spring/summer season. I know what you’re thinking, the concept is such a strange idea but it’s executed pretty damn well, to say the least. The hat looks pretty comfortabl ;there are holes on top so that we can keep calm and vent off the steam when being mind-blown. It even has a ‘IKEA’ written on it!
Do you think that if they were to make more products such as shirts, pants, sneaker, etc. would you want to cop just for the fashion part of it? It’s always fun to be different.