August 31, 2011

Leather Backpack

I am officially a bag lady.  On any given weekday I carry a minimum of 3 bags, which include my gym things, work prep, and the standard girl items.  Between commuting on the crowded subway and walking all over the city, I tend to get frustrated with the extra baggage (see what I did right there).  While I have not owned a backpack since 6th grade, I often wonder why I shunned these bag lady lifesavers for so long.  They give your arms a rest and must be better for your posture since you aren't being bogged down on one side.  I have been seeing some ahhhmazing backpacks around the city this summer, which is what inspired this post.  There are so many different backpack shapes and materials to choose from right now, it actually reminds me of my back to school shopping days.  While I love the cognac leather version from Madewell (#1), I am pretty sure I need the Kimchi Blue Printed Backpack in my life (#8).  With most of the schools just back in session, I think it is the perfect time to buy my adult backpack.  Enjoy!

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  1. Madewell Leather Railway Rucksack - $235 
  2. Lucky Brand Palisades Paisley Backpack - $129
  3. See by Chloe Tomo Backpack - $540
  4. Alexander Wang Sydney Tweed Backpack - SALE $371.25 
  5. Deux Lux Canvas Backpack - $69 
  6. Dannijo Woven Backpack - $370  
  7. Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Backpack - $458 
  8. Kimchi Blue Printed Backpack - $49
  9. Kimchi Blue Canvas Backpack - $68


  1. Nothing like a classic backpack! #7 please!
    Sara Campbell Blog

  2. I love all of these! they're making me want to go back to school!

    x. jill
    those ghosts

  3. backpacks are in style again!! haha

    i wanted a post like this! good job!