French fashion house Louis Vuitton has caused quite a stir online, unveiling a plane-shaped bag that is more expensive than a small aircraft.
The news sparked an outpouring of memes on Twitter, with Southwest Airlines even getting in on the fun.
The US-based airline posted a picture of a plush toy shaped like one of its planes with the caption “Ours is SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper, and makes a takeoff noise when squeezed. Just saying.” in response to CNN’s coverage of the bag.
— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) April 14, 2021
The brand unveiled the bag, which is designed by its men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh, in early April as part of its Fall/Winter 2021 collection.
Featuring Luis Vuitton’s iconic brown leather and LV monogram, the bag is shaped like a Boeing 747 complete with wings, engines, tail and cockpit windows. As one Twitter user pointed out, it retails for more than a real, second-hand plane.
You can buy an actual plane for less. pic.twitter.com/Egwh3A7tcp
— 🦜 Valeska 🦈 Vaccinated 💉 (@vah0603) April 3, 2021
Other Twitter users were quick to jump on board and make as many puns as humanly possible.
Looks like price of handbags really “took off” this year.. https://t.co/mqGbsZbZyZ
— Graham Stephan (@GrahamStephan) April 8, 2021
This design is just plane wrong
— bengis (Connor] (@Bengis77) April 3, 2021
Where's my chapstick?
Have you checked the cockpit?
— Erick (@erickplaystatio) April 2, 2021
Personally, we’d take Southwest Airline’s alternative any day. Look how cute its little smile is!
Featured image source: Twitter