This traditional two storey Wexford cottage is currently on the market for €195,000
This traditional two storey Wexford cottage is currently on the market for €195,000

Sarah Gill

Beautiful, spacious and drenched in sunlight: This Dublin cottage is on the market for €649,950
Beautiful, spacious and drenched in sunlight: This Dublin cottage is on the market for €649,950

Sarah Gill

Shop Irish this Black Friday: Spotlight Oral Care has gifts for the whole family
Shop Irish this Black Friday: Spotlight Oral Care has gifts for the whole family

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Indoor trees: the expert guide to keeping them in Irish homes
Indoor trees: the expert guide to keeping them in Irish homes

Megan Burns

Without abortion, who exactly is free now, in the land of the free?
Without abortion, who exactly is free now, in the land of the free?

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Dreams really do come true — a Love Actually reunion is officially on the cards
Dreams really do come true — a Love Actually reunion is officially on the cards

Sarah Gill

Supper Club: This Caribbean pumpkin rice recipe is the ultimate vegan comfort
Supper Club: This Caribbean pumpkin rice recipe is the ultimate vegan comfort

Meg Walker

This Kinsale home with floor-to-ceiling windows and sea views is on the market for €1.25 million
This Kinsale home with floor-to-ceiling windows and sea views is on the market for €1.25...

Megan Burns

Alternative investments: Your guide to investing in handbags
Alternative investments: Your guide to investing in handbags

Leonie Corcoran

Meet the next generation of seriously high-tech skincare
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10 backpacks that won’t make you look like you’re on route to school


By Molly Fitzpatrick
14th Jun 2018
10 backpacks that won’t make you look like you’re on route to school

Handbags can be a nuisance. They never seem to sit firmly on the shoulder and they’re never the right size. They’re either too small so you can’t fit all the essentials or too big so you end up being weighed down to one side resulting in an unbalanced gait. They even affect your ability to multitask. You try carrying a morning coffee, and swiping your leap card while struggling to ensure your handbag doesn’t slide down your shoulder. It’s a recipe for disaster.

A backpack, on the other hand, sits securely on the shoulders. Weight disturbed evenly, enabling you to carry on with your life, carefree without fear of needing osteopathy by the age of thirty.

But there’s a certain snobbery when it comes to adults wearing backpacks. Once I wore one to a bar and a tipsy Stranger inquired if I had come from school. Why should these stress-free, highly functional, often stylish bags to be reserved for school kids? No longer. There are some seriously chic backpacks on the market that won’t make you resemble Dora the Explorer. It’s time to embrace our double strapped destiny with these ten sophisticated, edgy, adult appropriate backpacks.

Fabric backpack with pom poms, €39.95 at Zara 

 

Fernweh mini leather-trimmed suede back Pack, Manu Atelier, was €455 now €273

Leather triangle flap backpack, was €44 now €26 at Topshop

Bamboo handmade backpack,€89.95 at Mango 

Leather-paneled canvas backpack, Marni, was 1390 now 834 at net-a-porter.com

Small vegan backpack,€200 at drmartens.com

Backpack with metal detail, €19.95 at Zara 

 

Mi pac exclusive fold top canvas backpack in blush and lilac, €41.46 at Asos.com

Classic knaken backpack, €89.95 at Fjallraven.com 

 

Double zip daisy backpack mini, Marc Jacobs, €220 at Brown Thomas