Monday, May 22, 2006

Hobo Me This: Hobo Bags at Bagsbuy

This spring/summer season, style and function collide in one fantastic, must-have accessory: the hobo bag. Whether you’re a packrat that carries everything but the kitchen sink with, or more of a minimalist who steps out of the house with only the basics, there’s a hobo bag for you. They come in so many different sizes, shapes and colors that finding the perfect hobo can be difficult. Here a few tips for finding the hobo bag of your dreams (or at least, for your day out on the city): 1) Pick the size you need based on how much stuff you generally carry around with you. A person who carries nothing but a wallet and some chapstick doesn’t need a hobo bag that can fit the entire contents of their dresser. The same is true the other way around: if you know you need something that can fit everything you need over the period of your day, don’t go for the cute little one and then pack the rest of your stuff into an ugly duffel bag (not that all duffel bags are ugly…they just have a tendency of doing that shirt-crumpling thing that we hate so much!). The point of the hobo is that you shouldn’t have to carry multiple bags. Here is an eclectic collection of hobo bags that are all available at Bagsbuy.com (some in various colors): THE SAK Darla Large Hobo This relatively large, stylish hobo comes in the SAK’s signature shell knit with a synthetic leather trim, bottom and strap. The bag features logo metal hardware, a zip top closure, satin lining, and inside cell phone, multifunction and back wall zippered pockets. Because of its stretchy fabric upper, this hobo is great for stashing everything you need; the inside pockets make things easier to find as well. Shown here in Taupe; also available in Bamboo, Black and Coffee. Clava 4053 Hobo Courier I particularly like this medium-sized hobo by Clava because you can wear it as a shoulder hobo with the 11” strap, or switch to the 22” strap to sling it across your body like a messenger bag. The zip top with an oversized puller opens up to a fully lined interior with a zip pocket, cell phone holder and an additional pocket. The outside has two pockets on the sides with mag snap closures that are perfect for keys, subway cards or your cellphone. Features nickel hardware & contrast stitching. Shown in Tuscan Red; also available in Tuscan Black and Tuscan Café. Ellington Taos Hobo - 1643 If you want a simple, everyday hobo that’s not too big or too small, the Taos Hobo by Ellington fits the description. From its sleek, simplistic silhouette to it’s soft, luxurious leather, the Taos is a great purse that pretty much works with any outfit. The top has a zip close with an inside zip pocket and key clip. The strap drop measures a comfortable 10.5”. Shown in Black Leather; also available in Brown Leather and Natural Anuschka Classic Hobo 390 There’s something so completely cool about having a handbag that looks nothing like the ones your friends are carrying. If that’s the effect you’re looking for, then Anuschka is your brand. This Classic Hobo by Anuschka features a gorgeous, hand painted design on a genuine leather body. The top zips open to a large internal compartment that has an additional zippered pocket inside. Kenneth Cole Reaction Handbags Round the World Small Hobo This particular hobo by Kenneth Cole Reaction comes in both small and large sizes; this small version features a sophisticated silhouette with a moderate 10.5” strap drop, contrast stitching, and metal hardware. The top zips open to a moderate space with an inner zipped pocket. Because of its frills-free design, this makes a great bag to dress up a smart suit or other office outfit. Lazaro Caetano Hobo Snake skin has always made heads turn, whether it’s on shoes or handbags. This chic snake print handbag is designed to either hang a bit lower on the body for a more relaxed flavor with a longer shoulder strap, or just tuck perfectly under the arm. The top has a full zip closure that opens up to a grosgrain-lined interior with an inside zip pocket, a key holder, a protective cover and a small mirror. The outside front has one slanted zip pocket with leather pulls, while the back has a horizontal zip pocket. Shown in Beige Snake Skin Leather; also available in Chocolate Snake Skin Leather and Grey Snake Skin Leather. Tommy Hilfiger Handbags 181094 Westin Large Hobo A relatively recent addition to the Bagsbuy collection, this large hobo sack is definitely intended for the heavy packers among us. A large carry-all, this bag provides ample room to carry everything that you'll need to make it through the day…and then some. Made of Jacquard with a Glazed Trim. The top is closes with a full zip and has a buckled flap; accessorized with metal rivets all the way around. The shoulder strap is adjustable using the side buckles.

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Anonymous baglog said...

great hobo bags!

May 23, 2006 1:41 AM  

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