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Saturday, 1 March 2014

Wardrobe Feature: Coffin Bag


I'm not really a bag person - I'm somewhat baffled by how some people can obsess over relatively plain, expensive bags, and I don't always even carry one. My work horse for the past two years has been my brown leather satchel - not very goth, but it's the only bag that can cope with the amount I lug to and fro from uni. I have lots of plain black bags for going out, which are sufficient for money, my phone and keys, but none of them are particularly exciting.

Not actually a great photo (I was having major problems with my hair that day, and Ben is still struggling dealing with my camera), but it was too cute to resist.

My one true goth bag has always been my coffin bag, which I finally procured last summer off eBay; it's a good size, with a removable internal pocket (strange, I know, but useful) and a cross body strap - though irritatingly doesn't come with back straps to allow for use as a back pack - and instantly makes any outfit Goth As Fuck.


Sadly, it's not so appropriate for taking to lectures at the hospital, so it tends to be reserved for out of hours use.


One of the interesting things about owning an wardrobe item that is so ubiquitous it has become a cliché is the different ways of styling it. I actually really enjoy seeing them on fashion blogs, just to view the wildly different looks they get incorporated into. I'm still playing with what to wear it with, but maybe you'll see it more on the blog.



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12 comments:

  1. Pretty. Nice outfit by the way.

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  2. Lovely one. The devil is always in the details and wearing one so-cliché-it-hurts item instantly adds 90% of gothyness to an outfit, no matter how dull and/or everyday it would be. And gothy bag is not only pretty, but also (usually) practical - I'm eyeing at coffin bags myself, but I don't think I ever buy one, so I'll just be looking forward to your outfits with yours ^^

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    1. I agree - even if nearly every goth owns one, it does make you feel five hundred times more gawth. Coffin bags are quite practical, as you say - mine doesn't quite fit a A5 notebook due to the shape, but I can very easily get my wallet, phone, keys and glasses in, plus a light cardigan or something on top. And thank you!

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  3. Very cute bag, you look so cute and happy holding it =D

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    1. Thanks! It's such a 'GOTH GOTH GOTH' bag I do feel a bit gleeful and silly wearing it.

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  4. I think all of us wanted this exact bag at one point. ::Nostalgia tear::

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    1. I wanted it before I even knew I wanted it. I thought the coffin bags the goths that hung around Glasgow central wore were fascinating. ;)

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  5. 1666x30 is right, i think we have all wanted it! I have definitely wanted a coffin bag, especially with a bat! Looks like it would be just big enough for my stuff too. Nooo must resist, my current backpack is good enough, ha ha. I love it though! What I really need is a satchel, of course Restyle has so many amazing satchels...

    You look so adorable in that picture!

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    1. It is a very good size! :P It does have rings for attaching back straps, but I haven't got around to making any, derp. I own one restyle satchel. and though I love it and it was good for what I paid, it's not fantastically made - definitely don't expect to use it for carrying heavy loads (e.g. uni) or to fit lots in it.

      Aww, thank you!

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  6. Fantastic. :) I still haven't invested in a coffin bag, though it's one of the items I plan on getting very soon. It's so nice to see you enjoying yours.

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    1. Thanks! They're definitely a good investment - check on ebay for a used one, as they're cheap and in good condition usually.

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