Out & About
Blast from the past: The Papoose by Bill Amberg
Oh to be rich…or at least well off enough to spend three figures on a ‘papoose’.
The Papoose by Bill Amberg has been around for a while and is considered to be the creme de la creme of designer baby slings. Suitable from birth to 22lbs, this fabulous baby carrier is made from soft washable babycare sheepskin and bridle leather, with suede straps and nickel fittings. It can be worn with baby facing you or facing out and it comes in a wide selection of colours including baby pink, baby blue, and black. It says that the sheepskin is breathable making it cool in summer and warm in winter but I do wonder if it could still stay cool on a scorchio day with a load of body heat.
They start at £325 at the Bill Amberg Store.
Unbelievably, you can get the gold version for a grand although it is out of stock. Always one to be suspicious of the price of designer gear in the UK, I checked out US site Vivre where they stock it exclusively online in the US, and discovered that it’s $1100! The shame of it! That’s half the price! Fortunately they deliver to the UK for $60 which is a bargain when you think of what you could have spent at the Bill Amberg store. There are only ten available and these are lined in posh natural fibres with gold straps and there are seemingly a limited edition of ten.
Who knows how comfortable The Papoose is because this is definitely a designer statement where form probably takes precedence over function.
Ideal for: Show offs.