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Awesomely Affordable: 15 School-Ready Canvas Backpacks Under $50

Awesomely Affordable: 16 School-Ready Canvas Backpacks Under $50
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It’s practically the first day of school––do you have your backpack game on lockdown? I know you’d like to think that you can somehow manage getting to and from class with nothing more than your purse, but trust us, you’re gonna want a backpack (your back will thank you for it). We’re particularly fond of canvas packs because they’re rugged and easy to care for. We’ve picked out sixteen of our faves to get you and all the stuff you schlep around all day ready for the next semester. Keep reading »

Must Haves: 9 Stylish Backpacks To Help Get You Back Into That School State Of Mind

I’ve decided my giant hot pink L.L. Bean backpack from 5th grade will no longer be lugged around during my third year of college. The upcoming school year is begging for a new sturdy and cute bookbag, and I’ve picked the best of the best to adorn your (and my!) backside all year.

Mary-Kate And Ashley Won’t Stop Trying To Make Backpacks Luxe

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Mary-Kate and Ashley are really into backpacks. The sisterly design duo couldn’t possibly find a way to top last year’s $39,000 alligator version (at left) (which, it’s worth noting, flew off the shelves), so they settled for incorporating this $16,900 fur rucksack into The Row’s pre-fall collection. Some might find the patchwork pattern unappealing, but fret not — the bag is Rachel Zoe-approved! Thank God! I was terrified for a second there that it might be ugly. [Us Weekly]

How Far Would You Go For Fashion?

A few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I took a day trip from Portland to Seattle. We stopped at the army surplus store downtown and acted like predictable tourists: trying on sailor hats and taking pictures and debating whether or not the Tommy gun will ever come back in style.

“Tomorrow we are going to Seattle so I can buy that rucksack.”

”I tried it on, shrieked with delight, and strutted around the store. It was super comfy and I imagined all the things I could carry in it, the stylish ruggedness it would bring to all my outfits.

But it was 30 dollars, and I hadn’t budgeted for that. “Besides,” I said. “Do I really need a rucksack?” I put it back on the shelf, we went out to dinner, and headed back to Portland.

The next couple weeks played out like a montage of events that necessitated owning a German rucksack. My laptop bag broke. I went for a hike with my brothers. I spent the night at a friend’s house and needed to lug a change of clothes around. I literally had dreams about this rucksack on at least three separate nights, one of which involved us (meaning the rucksack and myself) frolicking in a field of daisies, laughing and smiling, without a care in the world.

“Tomorrow we are going to Seattle so I can buy that rucksack.”

And we did. It was a six-hour drive round trip (I’d like to take this opportunity to publicly apologize to Al Gore and the ozone layer), but it was worth it. The other day I loaded up my rucksack with overdue books and rode my bike to the library, and I was truly happy. I also avoided subsequent overdue charges.


Victory is mine!

So here’s my question for you, dear readers: From standing in line overnight for an H&M opening to bribing a friend in London to send you a limited-edition lipstick to driving 300 miles to buy a rucksack, what’s the farthest you’ve gone for fashion? What’s the farthest you would go?

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Weirdest Branding Ever: The Obama/Sonic/Harry Potter Backpack

Somewhere in China, someone’s getting very rich off this backpack that combines passions for “Harry Potter,” Sonic the Hedgehog, and Obama. And you thought Weatherproof had a problem. [Geekologie] Keep reading »

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