Purses lack security and are hard to move with in dark and crowded spaces, fanny packs are passe and backpacks lack class – what is a club-going, mobility-seeking urbanite to do?

These designs by?Amalia Matta?r are aesthetically a bit over the top, perhaps, but the idea is ingenious – storage that conforms to your body, wrapping around your arm rather than dangling loosely from it.

Soft leathers make them comfortable to wear right on one’s skin, while flaps with fasteners mix accessibility with personal-item safety (and inward-oriented mini-pockets add further protection for small valuables).

While the designers describes these ‘Dancing Bags’ as a collection of ergonomic and practical accessories, they may be a bit too contemporary and glamorous for some tastes – it would be nice to see some toned-down versions (sans jewelry, studs or extraneous chains, for example) with a greater focus on functionality … and less emphasis on appealing to the fashion world.