Reppin’ the old skool with Fydelity

As many of you know, I have the awesome role of being Truffleshuffle’s guest blogger. I’ve got a lotta love for them and of course EVERYTHING they sell from t-shirts to retro accessories.

When they asked me to review their new range of bum bags… I was a little surprised. Bum bags?! When did they come back into fashion? Were they even in fashion? I know we all used to have one back in the day, whether people admit it or not.

It was when I saw a photo of Rihanna rocking one, I thought hey if she can rock it so can I. But even Rihanna’s bum bag wasn’t as cool as the one Truffleshuffle sent me. See I knew there would be something more to it than just being a bum bag. This is Truffleshuffle after all. Retro and cool…

As cool as her bum bag is I bet it doesn’t play music…ah yeah!

The bum bag that they sent me is from the brand ‘Fydelity‘ which Truffleshuffle.co.uk stock. Like I said these aren’t just any bum bags- with built in amplified speakers so you can connect your mp3/iPod/smartphone to it. It’s a boombox in a bag!

It is literally too cool. There are quite a few colours to choose from including a leopard print one (!) but I resisted and went for a grey one.


With its retro design I couldn’t wait to wear it around my waist and blast some tunes. Just the design itself is definitely cooler than the bum bag I had back in the 90′s. I had to wait a few days to test it out as the bum bag takes 3 AAA batteries…and in our house we seemed to have millions of AA batteries but no AAA! Raging.

But when I finally got some batteries, I got my iPod Nano (which never leaves my side) and connected it to it. It was so easy to do. The first song that I played through the bag was “Rapper’s delight” by The Sugarhill Gang. ”I said a hip hop, a hippie, a hippie to the hip hip hop“… I just had to blast something old skool on it!

I had family around on the weekend and as 80′s children I had to show them this. When they saw it was a boombox they were amazed. I took it out in the garden and was still impressed with the quality of the sound. As you can see from the pictures, I was getting too into the old skool zone that I grabbed my Adidas Originals jacket. Not sure if it goes with the leopard print!

I can’t wait to take it with me on holiday and future trips to the park. Love it. Better stock up on those AAA batteries though!

What do you think of the boombox bum bag? What song would you blast if you had one?

What’s new Trufflecats?

March has been a very special month, with lots of new brands and collections being launched on the site. Just as the sun is starting to show it’s face and coming out from behind the clouds, we sure are ready to boost our tee collections in preparation for the Summer months!

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Out Of Print

If you consider yourself a bookish type, avert your eyes from your gripping read and peer over your sexy specs at this fabulous new collection. Out of Print celebrates the world’s great stories through fashion. Their tees feature iconic and often out of print book covers. Some are classics, some are just curious enough to make great t-shirts, but all are striking works of art! Featuring cult titles such as Pride And Prejudice, Catch 22, The Great Gatsby, Moby Dick and Wuthering Heights. In addition to spreading the joy of reading on their fab tees, Out Of Print acknowledge that many parts of the world don’t have access to books at all, so for each product sold, one book is donated to a community in need through their partner Books For Africa. Such and delightful and heart warming mission and stunning tees too!

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Fydelity

Turn on, jack in and rock out! This amazing collection of Shoulder Bags, Totes and wait for it… BUM BAGS all come with amplified speakers which connect to your smartphone or MP3 player, oh yeah, the party’s in the bag! An excellent choice for heading to the beach, picnic-ing, camping and generally carrying about for those that cannot be without their music and want to enjoy it on the move or with friends! We couldn’t resist giving these a go when they landed here at Truffle Towers and were hugely impressed with the sound quality and even more importantly, volume. Also, we are majorly excited about the return of the bum-bag this season, perfect for the 90’s trend which is set to predominate this year.

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Junk Food

We have stocked Junk food for a good few years now and have seen many a great collection come and go, however this latest offering from the hip LA brand really did hit the mark! Bang on trend for styling, shapes and graphics, Junk Food really is a guilty pleasure! With Minnie Mouse and Looney Tunes revitalised in retro 90’s graphics on cropped tees and vests for the boys to show off the results of a spinach heavy diet, there really is something for everyone.

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Keep those eyes peeled for even more exciting new brands and collections set to be launched every month.

xoxo