IKEA’s Iconic Bag Transformed Into Garments And Accessories
Reimaginings and redesigns of the FRAKTA bag show how ubiquitous its simple design is
The IKEA ‘FRAKTA‘ bag has earned many fans with its size, durability, and ease-of-use. When designer brand Balenciaga launched a very similar looking tote, some were inspired to make their own FRAKTA-inspired creations.
Balenciaga’s ‘Carry Shopper’ tote resembles the IKEA FRAKTA in its size and bright blue color. IKEA took note of its release and joked to Today, “We are deeply flattered that the Balenciaga tote bag resembles the Ikea iconic sustainable blue bag… Nothing beats the versatility of a great big blue bag!”
Despite visual similarities, there’s a big difference in price: the Balenciaga shopper retails at $1,625, while a large FRAKTA bag costs just 99 cents at IKEA. Witty home designers came up with their own FRAKTA bag hacks, including shoes and a hat made from repurposed totes.