My upcoming Euro trip prompted me to search for an inexpensive bag I can tote comfortably. I'm stoked I discovered this Deux Lux Drawstring Bucket Bag ($68) because it's two bags in one. It can be worn as a backpack or a shoulder bag, and it looks good both ways. Super. I also love the tassel detail. I'm going for the navy color, but it also comes in black and coral. If you're embarking soon, consider making this bag your travel companion.
You don't have to be in school to sport the new harvest of backpacks. Play it cool this season in an array canvas, leather, and nylon options. Not only are they better for you back, they also inject instant fashion intellect.
Send them off to school with the right pack on their back. When selecting the prefect bag for lugging books, art projects and supplies to school, eco-conscience parents know that avoiding knapsacks with shiny plastic designs will help limit their child's contact with PVC and lead. Selecting an eco-friendly backpack does not mean forgoing style for function. Take a look at some of our favorite selections:
- Dante Beatrix's "Big Kid Eco Pack" is made entirely from recycled plastic drinking bottles with naturally biodegradable canvas trim. Available in three designs, the bags are the perfect size for elementary school kids.
- Bazura's small messenger bag is 100 percent lead-free, made from non-biodegradable juice containers. Each bag saves landfills from being clogged by the foil juice containers.
- The Fleurville Kids Backpack is lead, PVC and Teflon-free, and includes a removable lunch tote to help keep everything together when not in use.
- Ecogear's Ecozoo packs are perfectly sized for younger schoolchildren and feature adorable designs. Made from organic cotton canvas with non-toxic dyes and sustainable wood components, kids will want to take these "pets" with them wherever they go.
- Known for their durability, Land's End's eco-conscience knapsack is made from 100% recycled fabric.
- Though it costs a pretty penny, the Reactor Solar Backpack is integrated with a solar charging unit that can be used to power cell phones, iPods and more. Designed for older elementary kids, the backpacks will provide a whole education on the power of solar energy.
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I got much love for handbags, but sometimes, a girl needs to switch things up. I present to you the Gucci Darwin Leather Backpack ($3,350). I'm quite smitten with the blue hue and functional pockets. This cool backpack also comes with interchangeable hobo straps. So basically, it's two bags in one; I'm sold. Are you?
We usually associate canvas with beach totes and summertime fun, but times have changed and so have all things canvas. This earth-friendly textile has been waxed, dyed, and embellished for our fashionable pleasure. You can take the natural route and opt for lighter colors, or dare to try it with a fabulous faux finish — some even look like leather! I dig the light, textural quality and breathable nature. Let loose, try canvas.
It's time to get your tots ready for the new school year! No back-to-school ensemble is complete without a backpack. And, of course the satchel isn't just a fashion statement, but useful in carrying those books! Check out the slideshow to see some of the latest hot trends. Click Start Slideshow.
School's out for Summer, but soon it will be back in session. Whether it's your child's first day or they are returning to the hustle and bustle of another busy year, set them up with a bag that will help them lug all those books, papers, and art projects home. Available in messenger, rolling duffel and backpack styles, these must-haves will ensure your lil scholar is set for school. To see where to purchase these goodies, read more
School may be out, but the learning doesn't have to halt during Summer. Teach your kid a valuable lesson — being green is easy, and cool. Allow your tween to strut her eco-friendly style with this Dante Beatrix ($50) backpack crafted from PETE — 100 percent recycled plastic bottles. The bag also spurs conversations about recycling so her friends can go green too.
Which eco-friendly items does your child have?
Just the other day I was asking if you were still wearing backpacks and the results came up a mixed bag. I've been pondering on whether or not I like this Alexandra Cassaniti Pocket Backpack ($330). The old school shape appeals to me and I like the artistic, paint splattered design. I could see myself taking this out to a nice summertime BBQ.