4/16/10

Spring Summer Series: To Cool for School - The Mini Backpack!

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Am I alone in this trend, am I making it up? I just can't help myself. It all happened about 8 months ago when I was browsing in Labels, a Greenwood consignment shop that I adore. This white mini backpack was hanging and something inside me said to try it on. I put it over my shoulders and surprisingly I didn't feel like I was back in grade school, instead it felt right. I wasn't standing sideways from the weight, which happens often with my handbag. Also both of my hands were free and I had visions of me walking with tea in one hand and my phone in the other without one care in the world. It was beautiful, but did I buy the mini backpack? No, I didn't and I regret it.

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I went back to Labels a few months back and it was no longer there. I hope its in a happy home where someone is appreciating it. Thinking that would be the end of that, I still find myself looking online for another mini backpack. I didn't realize it would be so hard, most of them are not stylish and look like something that would work great on camping trips. Sometimes I think I will never find one and my dreams of walking with my phone and tea in each hand without the fear of my bag falling off my shoulder, will never happen.

So am still on my quest, I will let you know how it goes!




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In New York Paris Tomorrow said...

So cute, love mini's. just found a white Chanel bag the shape of a zoom lens in a consignment shop, and knew the previous owner. Forever's ...

WendyB said...

I'm glad these aren't the teeny tiny ones we had in the early '90s....those looked pretty stupid!

alixrose said...

NYPT - Awesome, did you buy it? Would love to see a pic!

WB- LOL! I had one of those and never used it because my wallet couldnt even fit in it.. ridiculous!!!

Kaye said...

That Chanel mini backpack is heaven

Yellow n Pink Creations said...

good luck for some reason you are one person I can actually see wearing one!

Lilli said...

I'm totally loving the brown one. It looks amazing and a must have for summer! Hope you find the perfect one for you

Annie Spandex said...

I've been craving one of these as well..

Cams said...

i remember these being in back when i was a pre-teen!!

katiecrackernuts said...

I bought one from an op shop about this time last year so pleased at my own hands-free vision.

See it here, it was a good one: http://katiecrackernuts.blogspot.com/2009/05/one-for-road.html

Though after a couple of times using it in the big city, it went back to the op shop. It felt really insecure, and possibly just the nature of this bag, but you could just reach in and things could fall out. The zipper was, in the bag's defence, without a pull, so never stayed up. In its hey-day it would have been a great bag. But yes, if I see one that feels a little more "safe", I'd definately have another. Hands free and you don't come home with that wretched neck and back pain from lugging one bag around on one shoulder.

Rae said...

Who doesn't love mini backpacks??? My dad bought me one when we were on vacation and I always feel like a little kid when I wear it!

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Empress said...

I was just talking about these last night, I use to have one of those old canvas ones when I was younger. Miss those days!

The Chanel one is OMG...nuff said.

Yary and Sary said...

cute..cute..cute!
loving all of them..specially Chanel's
Yaryy.

Taylor Sterling said...

I am so in need for a cute back pack purse!!

Sarah said...

I love backpacks too!! still searching for the perfect one! hope you find the one u want! xx

Every Little Counts said...

and i never thought i would ever wear a backpack again! that worn in leather one is just my speed. i feel like i should be wandering around europe with something like that... bike riding and taking dreamy photographs.

Livie said...

backpacks are definitely back and so is anything mini sized (smaller handbags, smaller sunglasses etc). so a mini + backpack = can't go wrong?

Liz said...

oh my gosh, you just (literally) made me run back to my sack of salvation army donations to pull out my old nine west mini backpack in rather well condition ~ had no idea these were back in town ~ i'll be rockin' it soon ~ thanks girly

Adelaide said...

I love backpacks in general. I've always preferred them to bags.

Indie Fashion Addict said...

I still have a mini backpack from middle school somewhere . . .

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