Balenciaga drops $250 earrings that are ‘literally just shoelaces’

Not even high fashion snobs can get behind the $250 Balenciaga shoelace earrings

After the “Trash Pouch,” should we be surprised that the luxury fashion brand is trolling us again? Even Highsnobiety isn’t putting up with Balenciaga’s antics anymore, calling the earrings “literally just shoelaces” and adding that “every so often something lands on our desk that’s just too stupid to let lie” on Instagram

The earrings are tied shoelaces with earring backs glued onto them. According to Matches Fashion, “Balenciaga’s black bow earrings are made from shoelaces, highlighting Demna’s ability to incorporate everyday objects into the house’s jewelry collections.” 

While that may be true, it’s hard to understand why something that requires little effort or manufacturing cost has such a hefty price tag. But then, the brand is known for charging $110 for a reusable coffee cup and $650 for metal coasters. 

“Balenciaga is a social experiment,” a user wrote

“Isn’t that that their ethos or mission statement??? What will people buy cuz somebody said it was cool??” another commented

“I’d be charging more if I was them lmao,” someone added

“THANK YOU for calling this out. Sometimes we need people within the industry to remind others of humanity,” a person said

“Balenciaga is trolling at this point,” an Instagram user replied

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