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The Sombrerobolsa Converts From Hat to Handbag

 - Apr 15, 2008   Updated: Aug 11 2011
References: rafavinader & notcot.org
Transforming furniture is all the rage these days, and it seems the trend has rubbed off on fashion design as well.

The Sombrerobolsa by designers Rafael Vinader Balibrea and Virginia Bru Artero suffers from an identity crisis. Is it a cute hat that is convertible into a handbag, or is it the other way around?

In any regard, it is a chic multi-functional accessory that allows you to spice up your look in an instant.

Implications - Multipurpose products are growing in popularity due to the credit crunch. In times of an economic recession, consumers are finding it increasingly important to invest in products that serve more than one purpose.