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HAUTE/HIGH: Handbags go hobo with Topshop and Marc by Marc Jacobs

Posted on: October 1, 2013

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“Did you see! This Marc by Marc Jacobs bag is called a ‘hobo’!?” laughed one of our tech gurus. Actually I thought to myself quietly (and to Google too) as I could not help but hear the bemused question…when did a bag become a ‘hobo’? And a cool one at that. If you look it up in the dictionary it’s all about the slouchy shape: – “a woman’s large shoulder bag with a soft body that forms a characteristic curve between the two ends of the strap”. If you look it up on Wikipedia it gets expanded a little-: “This style of purse is called a hobo bag because it resembles the shape of the bindle on a stick that hobos are portrayed as carrying over their shoulder in drawings and cartoons.” If you look it up on Burberry or Mulberry it’s all because it’s quite simply a style must-have. Effectively it’s roomy enough and slouchy enough to store all your worldly possessions – like your iPhone 5, credit card, NARS lipstick and Tom Ford sunglasses. But no-one needs to know that’s all you’ve got stashed away in this Marc by Marc Jacobs designer delight….or Topshop’s gorgeous high street number. Do they? Natalie x

Topshop hobo bag £36

Marc by Marc Jacobs hobo bag £360

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