Friday, December 5, 2008
Personally, I don't think the tote bag is worth the posture problem. I, being the booknerd that I am, carry a monogrammed black backpack with zebra-print ribbon along with a bamboo cloth laptop bag. The truth is, my classes are spread apart on campus and I have pounds of books for each class -- which is further exemplified by the fact that most girls at my school also carry backpacks because carrying a tote bag comfortably is almost impossible unless one is willing to carry some of the books or upgrade to a bigger (and more backbreaking) tote bag. Tote bags work when one doesn't have too many books -- otherwise, it just looks ridiculously impractical.
Therefore, I have an attachment to backpacks -- and I don't think they deserve the contempt that they get amongst "fashionable" teenage girls. I was pleased to discover WSJ. Magazine's article about Gucci's new line of backpacks. These backpacks are of a reasonable and practical size -- and definitely sharp enough for us style-discerning booknerds.
I mean, asking our teachers to cut down on the textbooks probably won't work.