If it isn’t obvious by now, I am currently staying in Boston! And I must say, it is so inspiring to live in a city like Boston. It is a great combination of everything, it has old buildings, new skyscrapers, it is located at the seaside, has great nature around it, and the people I’ve met so far are great. Every city has its own history but the one of Boston has a lot of leather or bag related topics, another reason why I like it so much! For example, what about the ‘Boston Bag’? A city with its own bag? Yeah, that’s right.
Bostonians are the people who are originally from Boston. Apparently, you could tell from their bags where they were from because it was a very commonly used bag. It had to be sturdy to carry everything from books, groceries or tools from the market or to your job. No matter whether you were a man, a lady, young or old, everyone could use it. I found an amazing blog post online about the history of this bag and why the Bostonians loved it, you should definitely check it out if you’re interested in the whole story.
Leather or Cotton
The bags were originally made of cotton since it is a strong fiber. Later they were also made of leather as the image from pattibender.com found in the archives of the New York Times shows. Would it truly cost 1.85 dollars back then? That just unbelievable. Can I have it in 10 colors, please?
Boston bag nowadays
There are many brands, like Gucci and Louis Vuitton, who have incorporated a type of Boston Bag in their collection. Although most of them don’t have the original shape of the bag. There is a brand called “The Boston Bag Co.” who still makes the most original version of the Boston bag but without the closure strap.
I like the idea of a practical but still very good looking bag! Who knows, maybe I will make a Boston Collection myself…