Cuddle Bag Comeback
No, you haven’t been teleported back to 2006; hobo bags are back, only this time they’re cool and cuddly
Maybe it’s the change in weather or perhaps it’s the grown-up equivalent of going back to school. Or, most likely, it’s our insatiable sartorial appetite.
Regardless, there’s just something about this time of year (read: the entire autumnal season) that has us psychologically programmed to shop. That’s what we’re telling ourselves anyway.
And what item says ‘I got this’ better than a cult bag? None, that’s what. Handy that, as the #throwback hobo bag has hit the big time again – and it’s not hard to see why… Loewe, Gucci, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Ralph Lauren… the list of designers who resurrected the style for AW16 goes on. And thanks to JW Anderson, it’s huge for SS17 too…
No one wants to call it a hobo bag – we like to think it was meant to be boho but a typo occurred. Either way, its origins are mysterious. And that’s sexy.
It’ll remind you of your youth. For those too young to remember it the first time round, know that in 10 years you’ll feel majorly nostalgic.
Roomy enough for your laptop, personal phone, work phone, make-up bag, a Mars bar and gym kit, it’s the most sensible bag of all time.
The rounded shape makes it super-cuddly (hence the name). We haven’t wanted to hold something so close to our bodies since David Beckham.
Speaking of the Beckhams, Posh needs an honourable mention for her lifetime dedication to the hobo bag…