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Balenciaga is ridiculed over £1,700 ‘car mat’ skirt

  • Designer Balenciaga has been ridiculed over its £1,700 ‘car design’ leather skirt
  • A Twitter user claimed the garment looks just like a £40 car mat from Halfords 
  • Fashion house has previously come under fire for its ‘Ikea’ inspired blue bag 

Luxury fashion house Balenciaga has been ridiculed over a high-end leather skirt that critics claim looks strikingly similar to a car mat.

The £1,700 garment has a rubber-effect finish and features distinct grooves much like the mats found on the floor of any family car.

Personal finance website Money Saving Expert shared a tweet comparing the skirt to a ‘£40’ mat from Halfords. 

The 'car design' skirt

Fashion forward? The £1,700 garment has a rubber-effect finish and features distinct grooves much like the mats found on the floor of any family car

Ridiculed: Personal finance website Money Saving Expert shared a tweet comparing the skirt to a '£40' mat from Halfords

Ridiculed: Personal finance website Money Saving Expert shared a tweet comparing the skirt to a ‘£40’ mat from Halfords

The witty post read: ‘We’re not fashion experts but…’ along with side-by-side images of the skirt and a car mat.

Balenciaga appears to be aware of the similarities as they named the product the ‘car design skirt’.  

Amused Twitter users were quick to share their delight with comments on the tweet.

Another cheekily suggested shoppers could save even more money by buying a £7.99 version from B&M stores.  

Industrial: The rigid leather skirt has a rubber-like finish and grooves just like a car mat

The Balenciaga skirt

Industrial: The rigid leather skirt has a rubber-like finish and grooves just like a car mat

‘Hahaha you’re going to start a new fashion trend with car floor mats from Halfords!,’ one wrote. 

It comes just months after the Spanish fashion house sparked widespread debate with the launch of its £1,6400 ($2,145) ‘Arena Extra-Large Shopper Tote Bag’, which social media users said looked just like the iconic oversized IKEA shopping bag.

In September style-savvy shoppers were also left bemused by a £500 pair of trainers that had been deliberately designed to look heavily worn-in.  

Distinctive: It comes just months after Balenciaga released the £1,640 ($2,145) 'Arena Extra-Large Shopper Tote Bag' which social media users said looked just like an Ikea shopping bag

Distinctive: It comes just months after Balenciaga released the £1,640 ($2,145) ‘Arena Extra-Large Shopper Tote Bag’ which social media users said looked just like an Ikea shopping bag

Inspiration? The Ikea tote, pictured, look strikingly similar to the one produced by the designer

Inspiration? The Ikea tote, pictured, look strikingly similar to the one produced by the designer

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