£14.99 Lidl trainers ‘ripped off’ by Louis Vuitton who charge £960 a pair
Expensive brand Louis Vuitton has launched brand new designer trainers that look like a £14.99 pair from the Lidl supermarket.
But, fashionistas who want to wear the high-end version of the mid-aisle specials have to shell out £960 for the privilege.
The thrift store started whipping up its cheap and cheerful shoes in 2020 and they were soon bought by a fashion lover, who whipped them up to £250 on eBay.
The kitschy shoes were quickly dubbed an iconic item among Gen Z and Millennial shoppers.
Lidl’s trainers – in the store colors of blue, red and yellow – were sought after by sneaker lovers and stylish Brits alike.
Now, however, hyper-expensive French company Louis Vuitton has gotten into the act by creating a pair of kicks that are strikingly similar to Lidl’s budget shoes.
A social media user noted the resemblance on a Facebook fashion page and opined, “Wow! LV tearing off Lidl sneakers or what? »
Another said: ‘For sure. Just £900 more expensive.
Louis Vuitton says of its expensive shoes: “LV sneakers are reinterpreted this season in multicolored patent canvas.
“Icon of the Louis Vuitton shoe collection, this model was designed by artistic director Virgil Abloh.
“Rubber detailing on the tongue and side features the LV Initials logo.”
The company says each pair takes seven hours to sew by hand.
Previously, Aldi also launched its own clothing line.
Prices for the Aldimania clothing line ranged from £1.49 to £14.99.
Aldi said: “Soon you will be able to wear the Aldi logo loud and clear.
“We’re talking unisex hoodies, hipsters, pajamas and socks.”
The collection was sold out as style lovers shopped the bargain range.