Tagged: bumbags

Ashya x

The marmite of the bag world: The fanny pack, the bum bag, the bag that is awesomely functional but struggles to be beautiful.  Until now.

Feast your peeks on these beauties: Made by Ashya, a Brooklyn based design label who wanted to produce an unconventional and reimagined look for a luxury bag.

Bumbags have always had a place in my heart – I possess two – but high on the lust list has been a leather utility styled version with a masculine edge: These tick that long sought for box.

The company takes it’s eco credentials seriously – the bags are produced locally in NYC’s garment district, as is the hardware used.

(All pics Ashya)

 

They’re not a cheap option, but that’s the incentive of buy less, buy better.  This is an investment that will just get better with age.

 

Which has to be a good thing.

Laters, Kate x

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