High-end fashion brand Balenciaga just rolled out their self-proclaimed "DIY Metal" line and the prices are anything but affordable. For a tidy $825, you can own a t-shirt that has the brand's name several times in a bunch of metal-looking logos. Or if you've got $1,250, you can get a pair of sneakers that look like a sixth grader scrawled the Balenciaga name on the side of 'em.
I mean seriously, look at this backpack. It costs $1,250.
Even worse backpack? $2,950.
Metal socks? $150.
And who could resist a leather jacket that has one single logo on the back and nothing else. It's only $8,950.
"The New Series introduces ready-to-wear and accessories, among which Le Cagole bags decorated with a hand-drawn design that repeats the name Balenciaga in fonts inspired by doodles—lovingly sketched as if on a notebook by a superfan or someone with a crush," wrote some copywriter for Balenciaga without a hint of irony. "A large stole also integrates one of these new logomarks, reminiscent of fantasy titles or metal band branding, in contrasting fleece."
Listen, if you've got the money and you're opposed to buying actual band merchandise from actual bands who are likely just scraping by (or not at all), you can get Balenciaga's clothing here. At least last time when Balenciaga was asking for hundreds of dollars, it was a collaboration with a real band.