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Bum bag

EVERYONE had a bum bag in the 80s - and some people still do (Sarah Jessica Parker in character as Carrie in Sex And The City has been known to rock one, and all round the world American holidaymakers will list the bumbag, or fanny pack as they rather bizarrely call it, it as their number-one holiday essential.

Highly functional and with a neverending range of colours on offer, you could ever get one to match your shellsuit, leaving your hands wallet-free so you could rave till you dropped. It wrapped round your waist and clipped together so you could deposit all your belongings - your spare change, keys and maybe some spare shoulderpads or Deely Boppers at a push - into the pouch which was worn either at your front or back. The only problem was you had to be careful not to overload it, and running for the bus with it on could have led to personal injuries for male wearers. Ouch!


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Bum bag Last post by nuttytigger
19 June 2012

Do You Remember Bum bag?

Do You Remember Bum bag?

  • Anonymous user
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    They were considered quite cool in the late Eighties/early Nineties and on at least one of the T-Bag quests they used one to collect the objects!
  • Anonymous user
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    I had a bumbag... with a DUCK on it. In fact the whole thing was a duck, it was really funny. I can't BELIEVE I used to wear it though.
  • AileenFraser
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    Yuck, whoever thought up bum bags should be shot. Can't believe we used ti think we looked great wearing them.
  • 80stvfreak
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    WOW, yes, I had a bum bag in the 80s, when I was a kid/teenager, its so funny cos I dont know why they were called bum bags cos everybody wore them at the front, weird !!!!! They still sell these now, but I dont think I would buy one, there are some things that should just be left in the 80s and this is most definitely one of them :)
  • Anonymous user
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    I had a HUGE black bum bag with 12 pockets. Weighed a tonne, but i don't care!