The Shopping bag by the designer Telfar Clemens is the It-Bag of the moment. Thanks to its minimal and timeless design, genderless aesthetic, attention to sustainability and accessible price tag that offers a high-quality accessory for everyone. This increased the interest of many resellers, that saw a great opportunity to get rich, and resell the bag on sites like Grailed sometimes tripling the original price.
During their latest restock on their official website, customers who missed out complained about the clear interference of bots and the popular Telfar mini appeared on reselling website the same day, for more than double the $150 price tag. The brand decided to shut down its online store and posted the message “Telfar is for the people. Not the bots” on Instagram. The website is still down and it will not re-open until they don’t find a solution to the problem.