Allen Avenue – nappy bags with retro clout

Allen Ave bags

Allen Ave bags

You know how you think back to things you had in childhood and wish that you had the very same thing now? My brother’s TAA blue vinyl cabin bag would be so darn cool if I still had it today. Thankfully there are designers such as Allen Ave that give retro shapes a modern edge and create enough fantastic designs that take the edge off thinking about the TAA cabin-bag from thirty-odd years ago.

We got our first glimpse of Allen Ave bags at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas in 2009 and I must admit that I have been dreaming about their designs and fantastic mix of colours ever since. Parents will want to head straight to their small but super-cool range of nappy bags. Available in three designs, the Cevan Metro nappy bag features lots of pockets and compartments, a changing mat, is fully insulated and is cleverly designed with a reinforced bottom so that it stays upright.

Dads might like the chocolate and orange vintage plane design but for me it’s all about the powder-blue cityscape.

A limited range of Allen Ave is available from Baby Wit (nappy bags are priced at US$90). Baby Wit ship to Australia. For the full range, shop directly at Allen Ave and plan for a freight forwarder (or a willing friend who lives in the US!).

Allen Ave bags

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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