Shopping List | Backpack

August 8, 2016

My favorite backpack!

And I'm not talking about your high school Jansport

Almost exactly one year ago, my mom and I stumbled upon a gem of a vintage shop in Sag Harbor during our Hamptons vacation. There were racks of Yves Saint Laurent gowns, Chanel tweed jackets, and Hermes Kellys; a total fashion lover's dream. But it was a duo of Chanel backpacks that caught my eye. One was made of smooth black leather with a tortoise shell logo. The other, a classic black caviar leather one with a raised quilt pattern. They were both so unique and stylish, and I knew I was never going to find anything quite like them ever again, so why not make an investment? (well ok my mom made the investment but you know what I mean) I was a little hesitant at first, though. A backpack? Wouldn't I rather have a classic 2.55 instead? But now, a year later, I can tell you that I'm so happy I found this purse.

For starters, it's a classic style that goes with everything. Black purses with gold hardware are kinda my jam (see: my Rebecca Minkoff purse and the ChloƩ Drew I'm hoping to add to my collection) so it was basically a no-brainer.

But guys, backpacks are great. And I don't mean ratty Jansports that are weighed down with 30 pounds of textbooks. I mean cute, nice-sized backpacks like the vintage one I found. I love being completely hands-free, and a backpack is nice because it won't get in the way at all, plus it fits all the things I need with me; it even fits my new agenda!

Plus, it really is a bag for all occasions. I take it when I walk the dog, to music festivals and Comic-Con, and yes, used it as my school bag last year. There are just so many ways to wear backpacks, and it's not just me who's into this trend:

Bella Hadid loves her Chanel backpacks
Karlie Kloss sporting a trendy Mansur Gavriel 'pack
Colorful Fendi outside Milan Fashion Week | Chiara Ferragni sporting a backpack from her eponymous line
To keep your outfit polished and sleek, be on the lookout for structured backpacks and box shapes. Personally I'm digging the Cambridge Satchel backpacks, which resemble book bags from the '40s and '50s.

Shop Chic Backpacks:

Would you wear a stylish backpack in lieu of a purse?


  1. This Chanel backpack is so chic.

  2. amazing bags!! :D love the colours!

    Have a great day!
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  3. Love the Chanel one! To die for! | Luxury. Fashion. Lifestyle.


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