Sunday, June 24, 2012

The duffel bag

As a bit of a fashion geek, I thought I'll do some research on the subject first.

I reached for my "Fifty bags that changed the world" book, convinced that it will give me all the answers. Unfortunately it turns out that the duffel bag was not important enough to be mentioned.... pity. I personally think that it's interesting enough. On the other hand, looking through all of the 50 bags that made it to the book, well, every single one of them would be a rather difficult one to replace.

I turned to Google so and briefly, you might be interested to hear that the name of this bag comes from a town in Belgium where the cloth used to make the bag originated from. It used to be a military bag. Nowadays, the name refers more to the style of a bag which is cylindrical in shape, with a drawstring closure at the top.
I even looked up Duffel in Belgium but most photos are military-related and well, not interesting enough to publish really!

Here, mystery solved ;) For some duffel-hungry fashionistas out there I have picked out few interesting ones.

Vivienne Westwood

Below, my own duffel bag and a rather not-my-style-but-I'm-trying outfit ;) 

Shirt - 
Dress - H&M

It's in the detail...

Duffel bag - Penneys
Runners - Converse
Hat - Urban Outfitters
Belt - (came with the shirt)

If you're not familiar with check them out ladies! My package arrived super quick and their prices are great. 


  1. I've definitley traded in my satchel for a backpack!

  2. Love it!

    Thx for stopping by. Wanna follow each other?


  3. Thanks a mill for checking out my post about the stylist competition! Your outfit is gorgeous.

    Eimear x

  4. Love all these items!

  5. Anonymous25/6/12

    you look so cute and cool,
    i love that dress how it is bit dressed done with the chucks,
    and the bag looks so great!

  6. Very casual-chic! Love the duffel bag!
    Lovely post!

  7. All amazing purses!!!


  8. It's a very cool and edgy outfit. Great idea to wear the shirt over the dress. First time I hear of oasap, looks good.

  9. I love how you're able to pull off a hat so well! <3

    // xx

  10. I do like them very much. Used to have several in different materials and styles when I was a student. Now searching for the perfect one again. :)

  11. Ciara28/6/12

    Cool bag. I love such classy shirts too, they work with everything

  12. Totally love your look! Your bag is awesome and it fits really well with Converse style ;D

  13. This is very interesting, because I've searched Duffel as well and I've just learnt that there's a duffle coat as well! I only knew it by its Spanish name ("trenca") and I had no idea of its origins. It used to be my favourite type of coat when I was a child :) . The duffle bag... well, not so much :P .

    Sara from A Modern-Day Lady

  14. You look adorable in your pics - will check out asap! xo

  15. faaaab outfit, oasap bookmarked on my laptop ;)

  16. The ASOS one is amazing! Love the geekiness and the outfit BTW :)


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