Friday, March 13, 2009

Packing Quarters

News flash! According to an article in today's Telegraph, fanny packs/bum bags are back in style! But wait. When were they in style in the first place? Did I miss a phase when Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour tripped through the streets of Paris safe in the knowledge that their cash was safely nestled in ripstop nylon, down in the latitudes otherwise occupied by hernias?

Somehow I think not. Bum bags were and will always remain a utilitarian piece of kit that designers thought would be cute to co-opt and throw logos on. This is one trend that has always been driven by huddled masses on up.

Not that it hasn't had takers at the higher end. Case in point: this little number now up on eBay. If you don't want to shell out £1500 for a new one (the mind reels), secondhand is, as ever, the way forward.

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