When I was 23 years old I ditched my purse for a backpack. I bought a Coach Black Sonoma Pebbled Leather Backpack (which I still own and use). The backpack was my holy grail back than. I had small kids, so it was useful to have everything on my back and have both of my hands free. I forget why or when I stopped using one. They must have gone out of style, and I switched back to carrying a regular shoulder purse. Fast forward to a few years back, backpacks were starting to emerge again and I’ve been carrying one ever since. I’m usually using this Rebecca Minkoff one, and occasionally I will break out my old coach one (it’s an oldie but a goodie). Honestly, I don’t think I’ll ever go back to using a regular purse on an everyday basis. After you have been using a backpack for so long, all other bags just become annoying and inconvenient.
If you haven’t tried out a backpack yet, I really think you should. If you want to dip your toes into the backpack world, there are a ton of cheap and stylish backpacks that you can try out (I love this one for under $60). Once you experience the life-changingniss (is that even a word?) of a backpack, there are some great quality backpacks that you can splurge on.
Let me know if any of you use a backpack. How long have you been using one, and what is your favorite one you have owned?
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