Bummer Bag x

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Bumbags got a bad rep in the eighties.  I can’t think why.

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The nineties weren’t much better..

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But away from the neon and laughter, there’s a functional aesthetic desperate to get out.  I have the bag in this picture – it’s by Hipstersforsisters – and it’s a true, top totty wonder.  With it’s chain, it can be unclipped and turned into a crossbody, or removed entirely to transform into a clutch.  A slam-dunk three-in-one-no-brainer.

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Now I’m after something a bit bigger, in brown leather with more pockets to carry passport, phone…and cash..to take to Greece.  I’ve left it a bit late in the day, but I’m hoping I’ll still find something…

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without having to raid the last penny of the piggy bank for this Row bag sadly costing more than the holiday!

Laters, Kate x

 

23 comments

  1. lacartera

    I’m not a fan of the front pouch bag, but the Hipstersforsisters is really cool! It’s so functional. Why didn’t I think of that? 👜

  2. lacartera

    I’m not a fan of the front pouch bag, but the Hipstersforsisters is really cool! It’s so functional. Why didn’t I think of that? 👜 😀

  3. Stephanae V. McCoy

    I never had a fanny pack that I can recall but thanks for the hpstersforsisters tip. It’s been a little challenging using a white cane, carrying a handbag and heaven help me if i need to use an umbrella – just simply not enough hands. I’ll have to mention this on my blog. I espcially like the versatility. This is wonderful information!!

    • Maison Bentley Style

      From memory, these bags started so people could rave without worrying about their wallets. I know I first started wearing one when I was backpacking so I didn’t have to worry about where my money was..then I started again when the kids were toddlers so I’d have my hands free…for that reason alone, they are genius! And now you can have one to suit your chic image! Go for it! xxx

      • Stephanae V. McCoy

        I never did the backpacking thing but you’re right it definitely frees the hands. When my kids were little I was like a drill sargent (they never let me forget that lol) but I don’t recall carrying bigger bags when they were small . Knew I had to keep my hands free. But yes I saved the link and am going to get one!!

  4. Jade

    The pictures you’ve chosen are just the best! The hipstersforsisters bag is very stylish, but I want to be friends with the guy in your first photo. He looks SO amazing, and he knows it x

  5. fabrickated

    The first pockets were indeed separate bags, often attached to a belt. There is a stylish way of designing everything, in my opinion. I hate the names “bum bag/fanny pack” – both sound revolting.