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Does Anyone Remember Tambourine Bags?

Some of you young whippersnappers out there weren’t even born yet, but back in the ’80s, tambourine-shaped bags were the jam. I believe I was introduced to the trend via a cool, more sophisticated older cousin and vaguely remember seeing models in Vogue–maybe even Brooke Shields–sporting the look. (Sure, I was in elementary school, but I loved fashion even then!) No matter, point is, while we’ve seen a resurgence in everything from rubber bracelets to shoulder pads over the last decade, tambourine bags have stayed recessed in the annals of fashion history, until now. I did a double take when I spied the new MCM version (left and also available in red and white) at their recent spring 2010 press preview, and I’m totally loving this crazy-looking grape Junya bag from Hayden-Harnett (right). I bet you anything more designers will rediscover this old-school look (in fact, the Urban Outfitters versions can’t be far behind). Hey, this fly style hasn’t been around in so long, well, it actually looks brand spankin’ new. Keep reading »

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