This post stems from two things: A request from MULTIPLE readers, and also because I found myself lying in bed the other night thinking, “do I need…a backpack?” (This thought was shoved in between Current Events Anxiety and Free-Floating Thoughts About Shit I Can’t Forget To Do, all of which I’ve already forgotten.)¬† I am more of a cross-body person, but there are times when you really do need a backpack — or at least you might wish you had one. There are so many more attractive options now than there used to be, too, as much as I also really like the classic Jansport situation. Like, I really like this MZ Wallace one, and this very elegant/not cheap Clare V. one. Almost everything from Mat + Nat is good.¬† Also, J.Crew is having a really big sale right now — like, REALLY BIG; 50% off sale items, 40% off regular priced stuff, so if you’re in the market for anything (like, say, COATS, or cashmere), get over there — and they’ve got a lot of very minimalist¬† black backpacks (they claim they’re for men, but a backpack is unisex). So many backpacks!


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