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
Bumbags got a bad rep in the eighties. I can’t think why.
The nineties weren’t much better..
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.
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…
without having to raid the last penny of the piggy bank for this Row bag sadly costing more than the holiday!
Laters, Kate x