Our Obsession With Ikea Has Gone Too Far: Meet The Frakta Thong

By Diana Budds

Ikea’s bright-blue Frakta bag might be the Swedish furniture company’s most iconic design–and for good reason. The 99-cent tote is big enough and strong enough to haul pretty much anything your two hands can carry. But our obsession with Frakta has hit peak eye roll, thanks to a $2,145 leather bag from Balenciaga that’s a spitting image of the tote and a number of fan hacks that have gone from witty to woeful recently.

There are Frakta sneakers:

A $38 Frakta hat:


A post shared by CHINATOWN MARKET (@chinatownmarket) on May 2, 2017 at 7:34am PDT

A Frakta choker:

✏️IKEA choker???? #DIY4LYF #ilil #ililtokyo

A post shared by iLiL (@ililtokyo) on Jun 6, 2016 at 5:14pm PDT

A Frakta face mask:

Tailor-made for my girl @aria.duan ???? #IKEAMASK #HANDCRAFT #FRAKTA #FRAKTAMASK

A post shared by Zhijun Wang (@zhijunwang) on May 7, 2017 at 5:29am PDT

And–believe it or not–a Frakta thong:

BALENCIAGA x IKEA limited hoax thong

A post shared by signe ralkov (@signeralkov) on May 3, 2017 at 6:26am PDT

Considering how uncomfortable garments made from brittle plastic are, the only solace from this design crime is the discomfort level of whoever is dense enough to don a Frakta thong. Sweat and chafing guaranteed.

H/T Dazed.

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