Second-hand find: Borbonese Bum Bag

Photo: Mette Bassett

Jeg køber sjældent tasker i genbrugsbutikker, men den her bæltetaske/bum bag vækkede alligevel min nysgerrighed i genbrugsbutikken Cancer research i Chiswick. Jeg genkendte Redwall navnet på lynlåsen (Redwall Group er et stort italiensk firma, kendt for bl.a. at lave tasker for Moschino) og var ærlig talt i tvivl om jeg nogensinde ville få den brugt. Sidst jeg ejede en bæltetaske, var da jeg som 19-årig skulle flytte til Paris og fik en i gave af mine forældres venner. De var overbevist om, at sådan en var vejen frem, hvis man skulle undgå at blive røvet i byernes by. Jeg brugte den aldrig….og fik heller aldrig stjålet noget.

Men tilbage til den her. Den kostede kun 3 pund, så den røg i indkøbskurven uden tøven. Et par googlinger senere og jeg fandt du af, at Borbonese er et fint gammelt italiensk firma, startet af Borbonese-familien, som specialiserer sig i tasker og tilbehør. De er især kendt for mønstret her, som også præger deres lædertasker, “occhio di pernice” hedder det, det betyder noget i retning af “agerhøne-øje”. Læs en fin beskrivelse af Borbonese her.

Jeg synes at tasken er ret fin (og praktisk på lange gåture) over en sommerkjole, hvor den fungerer som bælte, eller man kan bære den på tværs over skulderen, som jeg for nylig gjorde i Bangkok.

English: I rarely buy bags in charity shops, but this bum bag caught my eye in the Cancer Research charity shop in Chiswick. I recognised the Redwall name (the Redwall Group is a Bologna-based company, known for making accessories for Moschino) on the zipper pull. But I didn’t recognise the name Borbonese and to be honest I normally wouldn’t think of wearing a bum bag. I haven’t owned one since I was 19 and got one as a present before moving to Paris. The person who gave it to me was convinced I would get mugged in big, dangerous Paris if I didn’t wear it. But I never did. Wear it or get robbed.

But hey, this one was only 3 pounds, and I like the idea of wearing a bum bag over a  summer dress, almost like a belt. Or across the shoulder, as I recently did in hot and humid Bangkok.

And after a bit of research it also turns out that Borbonese is a very elegant, expensive brand, started by an old Italian family and famous for this particular speckled patterns called “occhio di pernice” or partridge-eye. Read a good description of the brand here.

Photo: Mette Bassett

Photo: Sam Bassett

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