Backpack decisions

I've been on the search for a functional backpack this week. Now backpacks may remind you of school and even make you cringe a little but when you need a bag that's a hands free option and can be carried for a solid 12 hours and loaded up with heavy items, nothing beats them. 

Fortunately thesedays, backpacks come in classic silhouettes, can be stylish and have a grown up influence, especially with the lusture of leather.  I found so many functional sizes and colours in my search for the perfect backpack.  I managed to narrow it down to these two due to the aesthetics of the bags, the quality of the leather and also after reading some glowing reviews.  I figured these both look stylish and have the added bonus of being timeless since they are not too preppy and are rather subdued in solid conventional colours, so will match with almost any outfit.

A backpack is still an aspiration purchase for me and I would say a much needed one for a simplistic and casual, go anywhere bag for my laid back looks.  It's a tough choice between these two. Both have earnt a place on my list, but realistically only one will make it to being purchased. 

I love how the Alexander Wang Marti backpack has the zippers that allows the bag to expand or compress depending on how much you want to carry, and also how the back straps can zip together, enabling it be carried over one shoulder. It also has convertible straps (a long shoulder strap).  The Marti really is ingenious in design and the creased, soft textured leather (including the toffee colour) is beautiful.  The Theyskens Theory Ando Osfa backpack is that little more classic though and has great structure.  Hmm... any thoughts or preference? 


Alexander Wang Marti Leather Backpack (in Toffee) available here or here





Theyskens Theory Ando Osfa Backpack available here
 

10 comments:

  1. Hmm both have their good points! Although backpacks aren't for me I like the Alexander Wang one - simply because it has more carrying options, different straps and got to love all the exposed zips :)

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    1. Thanks Mica. I appreciate the help. Normally I'm not a backpack gal either but with a little one it is a great, easy option and especially for travel. I think you're right with the AW choice. A bit more edgy too.

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  2. I really like the AW one too. The colour is beautiful and I prefer when leather is super soft. The Theory one looks stiffer. I can see you getting heaps of use out of the AW!

    Rose xx

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  3. I love that bag from first picture!

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  4. Anonymous24.4.12

    Alexander Wang Marti for sure!!! :)

    ana

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  5. So funny, I just bought the AWang Jane bag in Toffee last night! I love that color, it'll go with anything. The book bag is equally great so I'd opt for that one!
    - Aliya :)

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  6. I see what you mean about the Marti. What a clever idea for a backpack. I'm not a fan of the traditional backpack but I like how he constructed the bag and made it functional and contemporary.

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  7. Love these!! I think the alexander wang is my favourite though.

    Thought you might like to know Mandi I caved and bought the Bobby sneakers too!

    They are up on my blog now ;)
    http://l-bd.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/isabel-marant-sneakers-part-deux.html

    Erica xxx

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    1. I think you're right. AW has that causalness to it. Congrat's on your sneakers! Woo hoo! Going to check them out now xx

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  8. I vote Alexander Wang!

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