If you’re in the market for a designer handbag but can’t quite splurge on the enormous price tag, you just missed your shot at the big time. Due to a fault on the Balenciaga website this weekend, their amazing handbags which ususally retail at between $2,000 and $3,000 were being sold for less than $200. And lots of people noticed.
Twitter was awash with excited handbag fans making the most of the designer brand’s mistake, buying amazing totes for less than a tenth of their usual price and of course, those who had missed out on the golden window of opportunity.
With the likes of Kendall Jenner and Rihanna big fans of Balenciaga handbags, it’s no surprise that these shoppers were so excited at the prospect of getting their hands on one for such a cheap price.
Balenciaga quickly noticed the mistake and the website went down, but not after loads of ladies had scored their bargain designer buys. It’s not clear whether the brand will be honouring those transactions which occured during the period, but it is presumed that they won’t. Fans are already posting enraged messages online regarding their cancelled orders. Who can blame them? A Balenciaga bag very, very almost at your fingertips, but not quite.
Ah well, we’ll just have to save the designer bag dream for another day…
By Amy de Klerk