the enigma of the matey bag

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sometimes your girl can be a bit slow, lost in the sauce, late for class. let me explain:

there’s a fashion trend that rose to glory during the nineties known as the backpack or rucksack trend. the bags were cute, miniature forms of the versions we slugged to class. they were square, bucket shaped or circular. some were structured, some loose and a bit abstract. they came in fabrics of denim, camouflage, leather. it was a great time to be a girl.

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but in Jamaica, the trend took on a strange name, it became known as: The Matey Bag. now, it wasn’t until i bought the rucksack featured in this post that it all clicked, after which i loudly exclaimed ; “OH! of course it’s called a matey bag!”

it’s imperative that i first define what a matey is. put simply she is the other woman, a sex buddy, a hook. she is the one that will come over late at night to deal with that itch you can’t scratch. but she needs all her lady things, right? enter the perfect carrying device: the matey bag.

the matey bag is difficult to explain: is it purse for your back or a backpack purse? one thing for sure, it’s fashionable and compact enough not to seem overwhelming, but i suppose some people find it large enough to hold all the supplies for an overnight rendezvous.

beanie - karmaloop tunic  - ny&co sweater - topshop leather pants  - h&m loafers - jeffrey campbell matey bag - kurt geiger

beanie – karmaloop
tunic – ny&co
sweater – topshop
leather pants – h&m
loafers – jeffrey campbell
matey bag – kurt geiger

i swear Jamaicans find a way to make everything about sex.

what do you think? will you be hopping on the matey bag trend?

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