It’s not the first time anyone has benefited from Mexican culture or its designs, as it had already happened to Balenciaga in 2016, Louis Vuitton in 2019, and even Zara a few weeks ago.
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It is common in the fashion industry to imitate designs and even recycle them, especially when it comes to “fast fashion”. For years, companies have benefited from following trends that employ cheap labor and sell products at inflated prices.
This was similar to the case of Zara, where the company decided to sell a supermarket bag typical of Mexican households, the real value of which does not exceed 50 pesos, and which, if you are lucky, you can hand over to a butcher along with a decorative calendar.
After the fast fashion brand was accused on social media of benefiting from the culture and selling a bag that everyone can access at inflated prices, Zara decided to remove it from their online store in Mexico.
Despite these facts Marni He opted for the same strategy as Zara, who sold a similar bag, but this time with the brand name on a leather badge on the front.
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The supermarket bags are part of the “Marni Market” line and are sold at a price of up to 4,149 Mexican pesos. With this amount, people can buy up to 10 bags in Zara and around 114 at the stands. Tianguis.
For all the outrage at Zara’s $ 580 shopping bag, I’m leaving you with these little Marni jewels. $ 2,550 and $ 4,026. How much milk am I not buying? pic.twitter.com/G3hN1IbDgg
– Curvy Zelmo (@OscarBarat) July 14, 2020
These bags are made of polypropylene, a material that, thanks to its durability, can last for years. However, the bags they sell are sold on site and are also made of the same material. When buying, they support the national and local economy because their production takes place in Mexico.