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Back to school: the work bags and backpacks edition!

The back to school season trends you need to know about to cope with the back-to-reality blues.

When you find yourself putting away those colourful summer outfits to make space for knits and closed shoes, you know it’s almost back to school season. This year, for those like us who are based in the UK, the idea of stepping back into the office feels even harder.

Let’s face it, this summer has been very unusual and we have not really enjoyed any of it. Am I right? But there’s something about this time of the year, almost like the “quiet before the storm” kind of feeling, the expectation and excitement of a fresh start, that puts us right in the mood for some autumn-friendly shopping.

And there is nothing that freshens up an office/school look more than a NEW BAG.

We don’t mean just any bag, but the one that will be able to withstand the weight of all the stuff we know we’re going to take with us on a daily basis.

Talking about the latest back-to-school trends, it’s undeniable the return of the leather backpack, in all its shapes and sizes, alongside the evergreen carryall bags like shoppers and totes. 

So, whether you are starting a new semester at university and need a large handbag to carry your laptop and books, or maybe a busy woman who needs a bag to reflect her dynamic lifestyle, or a business man who loves a mix of practicality and style, you’ll find your perfect match in our collection.

Ready to find your new favourite? Let’s take a closer look.

BACKPACKS

With its unisex features, a backpack is one of those bags that works for anyone. These leather backpacks are made of strong hard-wearing leather able to resist both heavy weights and bad weather. Which makes them perfect for anyone always on the go and who needs to carry lots of stuff with them. and if they ever get wet, just make sure to pat down the water excess on the leather and use a specific leather conditioner to ensure the material doesn’t dry and wrinkle.

WORK BAGS: Briefcases and Co

If you are looking for a work bag with an attitude, we’re sure you’ll like these ones. Quite different from the classic 24h briefcase that screams “I work in finance”,  these bags are for people who mean business! Pick from a minimalist briefcase or one more elaborate with lots of pockets.

LAPTOP BAGS: For the tech-y types

For modern students, millennials, commuters and all the computer-dependant people out there (us included) a laptop bag is essential. These are large enough to fit a 15 inch portable computer and they have all the space for everything else too.

CARRYALL BAGS: More is more

Who doesn’t love a can-fit-anything carryall bag. It goes with any outfit, can fit all of your things and will never ever let you down. Going oversize with a bowler bag or a large handbag is ideal for people who look for a combination of practicality and versatility in a bag, to adapt to their lifestyle.

SHOPPERS

Don’t be fooled by the name, a shopper is not just for shopping. It’s the perfect shape for laptops, books, water bottles and more. With its longer handles a shopper can be carried both over the shoulder or by hand. Pretty handy!

SATCHEL BAGS: Back to school is cool

What’s more classic for any back to school trend than a satchel? Unlike the classic school bags we all know, these satchels are made of soft leather which makes them even more versatile and spacious, because the leather can adjust to the contents. They have a front buckled pocket and a long adjustable strap, so you can carry them across the body and keep your hands free.

MESSENGER BAGS

If you’re looking for something smaller, then a messenger bag might be best for you. Smaller doesn’t mean less spacious at all. With internal compartments and pockets, this messenger bag can fit a medium sized tablet or smaller, perfect for commuters!

SHOULDER BAGS

A must for every season, the shoulder bag is perfect for a woman who like likes a bag to do a bit more than just carry stuff. This model with a front flap is spacious enough to fit anything you might need, from a make up bag to a pair shoes, for all those times when you are running to work in your flat shoes but want to change into heels as soon as you get to work.

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