Vaho: Why Some Of The Coolest Stuff In Barcelona Is Trash(ion)

by Becky on November 19, 2012

in Fashion, Fun, Travel


Right off, let me say that this is not a sponsored post. I’ve nevertheless been wild about Vaho’s repurposed trashion bags since we first wandered into their store in the Gotic district, maybe a month ago.


I LOVE the idea of repurposing: you take an item that is understood to have outlived its usefulness, and you give it a new life. Such is the case with these amazing bags whose creators fashion them from the vinyl street posters you see all over town.


A poster that’s all done announcing whatever it was meant to announce thus becomes a satchel. Or a weekend bag.


Or a wallet. Or a passport cover. Or even a chair. Bright, happy, urban, and hip, they work for everyone.

Miss Lavender and I found their store on Avenida Catalunya and wandered in one afternoon while we were out enjoying some Mom & Me time. She was dreaming big.


But it’s easy to do that in Vaho, where you can so easily imagine what your pocketbook would look like if it were made of, well, a retired vinyl street sign.


But certainly the best part of the day was stopping in at a little bistro and sharing an order of ridiculously good patatas fritas (surely you can translate) and a Fanta limon. Turns out all you need for a brilliant afternoon with your daughter is trash and carbs.  (Wink.)  Ply her with those two things, and watch what happens!

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