There is an epidemic sweeping through middleclass suburbia as you read this. It’s a sickness that has taken hold of seemingly well-minded women.
That’s right – it Bonds Zippy Wondersuit fever and chances are, you know someone who has fallen victim.
Perhaps you, like me were unaware of this frenzy until recently when Mamamia published an article about a Zippy fetching a whopping $60,000 on eBay.
This wasn’t just any old Zippy. It was the coveted ‘Confetti’ Zippy. Released at Christmas as a limited edition, its sparkly sports have taken hold and sent Mum’s certifiably gaga.
Now, as a person whose best friend previously worked for Bonds, I can tell you I own a small Bonds store. Why wouldn't I. It’s nice stuff and I got quite a bit of it free too. Great for everyday wear and those Wondersuits are the best pyjamas.
But let’s not get carried away here. That’s what they are. Pyjamas.
You don’t throw a floral onesie on your kid and take them to a wedding. Beyoncé and Kimmy K-W aren’t decking out Blue and North in their Bonds finest. Quite frankly, the day you see my daughter walking around outside our home in a Wondersuit, call the police. Somebody has murdered me and stolen my baby. We do not leave our house in our pyjamas. Literally zero people see them.
The ‘rare’ Bonds Zippy’s include the Confetti, Tessal, Octopus Garden, Anchors, Green Diamonds, Cherries, Strawberries, Mermaids plus a whole lot more. These suits regularly fetch anywhere between $60 and $150 in good condition.
I know this because I went undercover and joined a few closed Facebook groups dedicated to buying, selling and running ‘lucky dips’ for Bonds pieces.