Tuesday, 22 January 2013

High Street vs. High End - Backpacks

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Recently I've been on the lookout for the perfect backpack which isn't my preferred everyday bag style. I'm mainly searching for something practical to take with me on day trips where I want to carry a camera but also the essentials like water, snacks, money, keys etc. As it turns out there are a huge amount of styles to choose from and a broad range of prices to match so today's post is all about showcasing just some of the types that are available.
High Street - First up is a faux leather fringed design by H&M which priced at £14.99 seems fairly reasonable although it is very small. Personally I quite like the fringing, studs and overall grunge style of this backpack but I don't think it's particularly practical! My second lower priced pick is this cute bunny print bag from ASOS. As a bunny owner I think the print is adorable but I also really love the burgundy shade. If bunnies aren't your thing you may like this alternative navy horse print version instead. Next up is another animal print, this time by Accessorize which features an unusual bumble bee print. I love the fact that this bag has lots of pockets for extra storage space and again it is available with a different print - 'swash buckle' stripes. The most expensive of the more affordable choices comes from Topshop and is made from a slightly impractical but stylish monochrome boucle fabric. For a more simple design Matalan comes out on top with this plain canvas backpack for only £12, a bargain buy which is also available in another neutral shade.

High End - The first higher priced design carries on the Aztec trend and is part of a collection inspired by the designer's travels around South America. I really love the pop of colour as well as the tassel detailing and as a bonus it can also be worn as a shoulder bag! As you can see I have also chosen another design from the collection, the slightly cheaper Belar backpack which retails for just over £108. If you are looking to spend a little more on a bag I would definitely recommend taking a look at Sabrina Tach designs as the range as a whole is really lovely. I couldn't resist including the Alviero Martini geo backpack, even though it has a crazy price tag of over £460, because I love the idea of the travel inspired print. The Studio Harlen leather monochrome design which is made to order, has a great shape and is designed to be able to fit a laptop so would be more practical for everyday use. My final higher priced choice is from ASOS' Premium collection and is made of a beautiful grey suede fabric. The simple design and neutral colours mean it would look stylish with any outfit.

My personal favourites from each side are the ASOS burgundy bunny print backpack (surprise surprise!) for the more affordable end of the scale and the Sabrina Tach designs for a little more luxury.

Which of these 10 is your favourite?
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