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Brand recommendations for 'posh' rucksack

(19 Posts)
Jinglebellsarenearlyhere Tue 03-Feb-15 14:05:44

Due to a bad back ( getting old sucks) I need to leave my mulberry brief case at home and use a rucksack. Any brand recommendations?

I an ideal world it would be beautiful like a designer handbag, supportive like a proper walkers rucksack, have enough space for papers, 1 book, makeup bag , packed lunch and water bottle. Budget flexible up to £500ish but would prefer £200 as I'm never going to love it like my handbags!

MelanieCheeks Tue 03-Feb-15 14:07:20

Marking place as I may need to switch to walk/cycle/train for my commute in the near future.

Noimaginationfornewname Tue 03-Feb-15 14:07:45

Watching with interest. Same issue...

Flingingmelon Tue 03-Feb-15 14:14:56

What style are you looking for? I have a brilliant Rains backpack but I'd describe it as cool rather than beautiful smile

Flingingmelon Tue 03-Feb-15 14:18:20

Radley do a more sophisticated one?

WhereIsMyFurryHat Tue 03-Feb-15 14:19:56

Longchamp le pliage backpack?

Nolim Tue 03-Feb-15 14:21:50

Watching with interest as well

Rivercam Tue 03-Feb-15 14:21:52

Wenger Swiss Gear rucksacs are good.

gonegrey56 Tue 03-Feb-15 14:27:37

Fjall Raven rucksacks, great Swedish brand. Come in many colours. I saw a super chic woman wearing a silver one at the Oslo opera house last month, sneaked up to take a look at her bag she looked so good!

gonegrey56 Tue 03-Feb-15 14:28:52

Available at Selfridges and online. Bought my fashionista student daughter one in charcoal grey and she loves it .

sleepwhenidie Tue 03-Feb-15 14:32:56

Whistles has a nice one...

sleepwhenidie Tue 03-Feb-15 14:35:55

And they The Whistles one in a rather nice silver (IMHO) reduced from £295 to £95 at Selfridges - go quickly if you like it!

ZaraW Tue 03-Feb-15 14:47:51

Steve Mono does some beautiful ones hand made (I think) in Spain prices aren't outrageous. sell a few of his bags.

I have a waxed canvas Fjallraven backpack think it is called retro have had it years and love it looks good but is more of a practical rucksack rather than stylish. I use it for camping and cycling.

OneHandFlapping Tue 03-Feb-15 15:01:24

I love my Dakine backpack. It's comfy and capacious with a well-padded interior laptop pocket, and even an insulated sandwich pocket. I walk for miles through London with it on my back, and it never pulls my shoulders like a lot of backpacks do.

utterly practical, and not at all beautiful, I suspect it's not at all what you're looking for, as you could buy ten of them for £500.

Superherosidekick Tue 03-Feb-15 15:12:44

What about Knomo? They are in between stylish and practical IMO

Abzs Tue 03-Feb-15 15:22:56

Fjall Raven or Haglofs for old school styling with functionality.

Daters123 Tue 03-Feb-15 16:29:00

A vote for Knomo here too - Stella looks good and very comfortable to carry

Jinglebellsarenearlyhere Tue 03-Feb-15 16:39:58

Thanks all. Will get googlng tonight!

julliettaa Tue 03-Feb-15 17:03:47

I have a leather rucksack from Matt Fothergill. It was made to order and it's really lovely quality. Not sure if the link will work as it's my first post on MN blush

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