Thursday, 26 May 2011


I have been doing my regular etsy trawl-through looking at bags as usual and wanted to post these cool 80s sisal bags. I just love them. I still have my original one that i bought when i was 15, recently shipped it back with me to london from Sydney where i had it storing my socks.

They are part hippy, part hipster, super practical, strong and feature the most amazing range of colours and patterns.

Sisal goes Egyptian?!

I normally love them more when they have raw leather handles providing some nice contrast, but i equally love this handle detail which dips down the front.

This one is definitely my favourite, I love the etsy description:

"Deep Dark Autumnal 1980s or 70s Woven African Bag .vintage sisal ethnic ruck sack .tooled leather top with buckle strap .your new fave backpack or hippie diaper bag .you decide"

So true!

Check it out on etsy right now:
There are so many nice 80s things on this etsy shop!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011


NEXUSVII have done a collaboration with Japanese legendary bag company Porter to come up with this dark and delicious collection. It fully explores the mash up between fashion and active sports, and reminds me of what would happen if a vintage hawaiian shirt had a crash with a New York bicycle courier.

The collection is featured here on Hypebeast there are a few more pieces to this collection but these are my favourite.

The collection is part of the Spring/summer 2011 collection appropriately named "you are my sunshine" and explores new technologies which allow photo printing on fabric to reach a whole new level of vividness and commerciality.

I feel like this collection is truly unisex with a sultry hawaiian vibe. The colours are super saturated and rich and the print pattern is intense and believable. Like.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011


These backpacks are by Rehacer which is a slightly elusive Brand which comes out of Japan. They have some amazing backpacks which combine the classic eastpack style with a touch of the wild, rugged outdoors. This one here is called the Deer Daypack, i figure there could be some deer skin involved, but either way, it definitely summons the feeling of the great American outdoors.

The natural leathers and suedes are mixed with some native embellishments such as beading and raw leather edges in a truly old street meets new street style.

The bags are understated and humble which is what i always love about Japanese style, it usually manages to get just the right mix of coolness with a very effortless vibe. It comes in three colourways - white, tan and black and each combine multiple materials mixing performance and luxury through its mix of details and fabrication.

It is one of the new executions of this classic shape that i have seen in a long time. The bags are available to buy through the Japanese shopping/style site : which also stocks a lot of very delectable items.

Monday, 16 May 2011


A very cute little bag by Kate Spade called Pocomo. It has a SLR camera embossed onto the front flap. Its a little different to lots of Kate Spade's other bags, but probably one of my favourites.

I love the combination of the boxy-ness and the tan colour with the simple outline of the camera.

A beauty of the moment. But comes at quite a price at $225, you can check it out here:

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Home is Where the Bag is by Jo Meesters

I love this oversized bag by Jo Meesters.