|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 Chloé 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 ban.do 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|