The Return of the Backpack?


Or maybe it never really left? The first time I remember hankering for a backpack was when I was still a wee one– I watched as my brothers toted their blue Khumbmela backpacks *you are an 80s baby if you know Khumbmela haha*, and was fortunate enough to be bought a purple one by my mom. Fast forward to the mid 90s with the birth of that Prada backpack and that Chanel quilted backpack

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which left us all breaking our piggy banks and counting change in the hopes we could afford one or hah, both 😀 (I am actually still dreaming of owning the silver version)

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And then this year, there goes that Prada backpack again in different colors, and the very famous and much coveted Chanel’s grunge graffiti backpack

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Photo Credit: Chanel.com

which was famously seen on celeb Kristen Stewart’s back.

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So I guess yes, the backpack is back. For years though I’ve thought that backpacks were for teenagers (haha which reminds me, I should have been carrying one the last few years because I FEEL like a teenager hahaha). But somehow this year it has become acceptable to carry one again.

Recently I decided to spend a little holiday moolah on a simple sailboat backpack in Mykonos, a reminder of that crazy day I sailed a 40ft catamaran in the rough Aegean Sea in Santorini 🙂

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I must say, it was liberating to have both hands free all of a sudden.

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But I still find the backpack “look” so casual. So I don’t think I’m up to spending top bucks for a decent backpack although there are now a few in the market that I’m actually considering. This is the top contender so far:

Alexander Wang Prisma Leather Backpack
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I love the structure of this bag (and I actually love the total look)– the bag’s shape is not bulky like the other backpacks– it has a streamlined top and widens at the base although I reckon it might be a tad hard to open and close the bag so I suppose it’s best to leave it “unlocked”. The color is real nice as well 🙂 I think that was one of my deciding factors as well. The other thing I like about this bag is that it doesn’t have that “casual” feel like the other backpacks.

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TheBagHag

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