One night last week, I was sitting alone at home, trying to get some work done and generally getting stressed. It’s always like that with me and stress. It comes whenever I have something important to do and manifests itself in several irrelevant ways. That night, it did in stomach cramps and online shopping.
Until now, I’ve been using an Ikea backpack and while I love how comfortable it is to carry a significant amount of heavy stuff in it, I hate the way it looks. I actually feel the same about most backpacks. They’re too sporty for my style and way too unisex. So I decided it was time to replace it with an equally practical, but more stylish one. I had been looking for this kind of backpack for a while now, online and in stores, but couldn’t find anything I liked. Until I saw this one…
Image from Sincerely Jules.
A nice black leather backpack that looks luxurious! You can’t call it a bargain at $1100, but I liked the style, so that was progress. That night I decided, right then and there, to find a good alternative, buy it and then get back to work.* I was surprised with how many great options I could find. It turns out stylish backpack are in fashion. Here’s where that search got me (considering that I wanted a good quality backpack that can carry a lot of weight and is spacious enough for a 13′ laptop, my lunch and possible a pair of shoes), just in case you are looking for a similar one yourself.
Some of them are quite expensive, like the 3.1 Philip Lim one and the MCM, but the rest is middle priced. I ended up buying the Mat&Nat one and then finished all the work I had to do and everything went back to normal. My backpack arrived yesterday and I am so happy with it. It fits my 13′ Macbook Air, my gym clothes, a bottle of water and my lunch and it’s way lighter than the Ikea backpack. How do you feel about backpacks? Is there a more stylish way to carry my computer to work and back (4 kilometers total)?
* We’re talking about serious procrastination issues here. It’s one thing to clean the house before doing any work, but online shopping?