(Closed) When did backpacks go out of style!

posted 5 years ago in 20 Something
  • poll: Could a back pack replace a purse and not look silly?

    Yes-Work that Jansport ; )

    No-Please don't!

  • Post # 16
    2687 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

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    sevinsky2b:  :)… I think the fabric is more age appropriate.. try to go in that direction 🙂

    Post # 17
    2501 posts
    Sugar bee

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    sevinsky2b:  in NYC Herschel backpacks are super popular (I have one), definitely not out of style.

    Post # 18
    6286 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

    I’m currently carrying a Vince Camuto leather backpack as my work bag.

    Post # 19
    253 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I wear a backpack to work. I commute into Midtown from central Jersey and I cannot take having my shoes, lunch, lotion, etc jammed into a tote putting all that pressure on 1 shoulder. Id say 50% of the people i see wear a backpack. I say work it! 

    Post # 20
    86 posts
    Worker bee

    I’ve recently bought a bag that can be converted from a tote to a backpack http://www.qwstion.com – love it! Lots of people in London use backpacks.

    Post # 21
    163 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    You need a bolga basket (aka african market basket, or Teacher Basket as I call mine!) They are woven baskets that you could literally fit a baby in. I have a round one, and it fits a 3in binder, my lunch, my computer, my wallet, etc. The also make taller, narrower ones that may accommodate binders better. 

    I got mine at my local orgnic grocer, but you can order them online for sure.

    Post # 22
    197 posts
    Blushing bee

    I usually bring a backpack to work and it’s my hiking backback. It may look goofy, but it’s comfortable to wear and easy to pack and lug around. I have actually had someone ask to examine it because he just loves backpacks. I don’t think they went out of style, but I am all about functionality. 

    Post # 23
    9384 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I never switched to totes.  Matt & Nat also have a really nice selection, cheaper than Chanel/Givenchy/etc.. if those are a bit too pricey.  I have one but I cant find a pic of it online.

    Post # 24
    3107 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

    They aren’t out of style, I think they are actually back in style (they seemed to be out for a while when messenger bags were hot) but I just think they are less commonly seen in professional settings. 

    Post # 25
    488 posts
    Helper bee

    Heaps of people I work with bring a backpack to work. Saying that a lot of people ride or walk and then shower at work so they bring their clothes etc in the backpack. I work in a semi-corporate environment and its not strange at all..

    Post # 26
    2027 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Lots of cute backpacks out there. Seems like you do have a ton of stuff though. Why do you need to carry around a hole punch and essential oils??

    Post # 27
    3529 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    Most of the professional people I’ve seen in the last 5 years all used backpacks. One woman I work with now uses one of those wheeley backpacks, which I still side eye even though I know she has a crap ton of stuff and isn’t in the best shape, but I think it’s kinda neat to see my straightlaced boss walk in with a backpack in the morning lol. 

    Post # 28
    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    My laptop bag is a backpack. It’s not particularly stylish but I don’t really care! It’s just so much easier to carry a backpack.

    Post # 29
    1578 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    I don’t think backpacks are out of style, but carrying that much stuff in a backpack every day still isn’t great for your back! 

    I think that’s a tonne of stuff to lug around, regardless of your reasonings.  Why don’t you go digital on everything? Carry it on a tiny USB attached to your keys?  If you are a receptionist I assume you are quite techology savvy.

    If that’s not an option, I would only bring in one binder at a time.  Using your example, I would take insurance or your kids stuff in, work on it in your downtime until it’s done, then bring your wedding binder in.

    Post # 30
    1143 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    I wear my Fjallraven all the time for day trips to London, in fact wore it all over Europe: Paris, Vienna, Rome. You see a lot of backpacks in the big cities over here.

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