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Paper bags became designer accessories in their own right.

FashionPaper bags became designer accessories in their own right.

It may seem like lovers of high fashion are getting up earlier these days, but the majority of the designer paper bags seen on the bus are for commuters' packed lunches. The Balenciaga Fall 24 Show in Los Angeles, California was attended by Kim and Kendall.

The term designer bag has a new meaning with KimKardashian clutching one at the show in Los Angeles. On resale sites such as eBay, empty paper carrier bags can sell for as much as six figures. A set of eight different brands, including Gucci, Burberry and La Mer, starts from £114. A collaboration between the organic grocery store Erewhon and the French fashion house Balenciaga was revealed to be the bag that the reality TV star wore. It has become the most high-profile example of the movement for carrier bags that is sweeping high-fashion, as well as the secondhand market. An advertising campaign for the luxury brand Bottega Veneta showed the American rapper and his spouse carrying a brown paper supermarket bag filled with fruits and vegetables. The Medium Brown Bag is made from calfskin and retails for more than $2,000. It became a signifier of an American lifestyle and was followed by a PVC version. They are used to create an illusion of wealth, either in public or on social media. In order to make sure their videos don't look like they're being filmed for a movie, some people put them in the background or in the footage of shopping hauls or unboxing videos. A shopper carries her bags from a department store.

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A group of 17 black-and-white paper Chanel carrier bags sold for £265. Carrier bags are tied up with identity, and they have value because they imply that you have a connection with the brand, and that means credibility on social media. An eBay user who wants to remain anonymous says she started selling her old paper bags on eBay as a side hustle because she gets a lot of purchases in limited edition carrier bags. Helen Pacey sold an empty Christian Dior paper bag and matching gift box which had originally housed one of the brand's perfumes for £85. People now see them as luxuries.

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