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I fancy a mini backpack (like Whistles Verity) - is this a bad idea?

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NeonPinkNails Wed 10-Aug-16 21:18:41

I love this Whistles Verity but a) I can't afford it and b) I had something very similar in the 90s so maybe not a good idea to revisit?! Could I be one step away from wearing it with platform trainers and a crop top?

Assuming that I haven't taken leave of my senses has anyone seen anything similar but for a two figure sum instead of three?

chebella Wed 10-Aug-16 21:54:46

Not seen one but fully understand the appeal (am similar age I suspect so might be nostalgia/early onset dementia)!

mysteryfairy Wed 10-Aug-16 22:26:08

I've got a larger one. I bought it after being resentful of carrying a tote bag on holiday last year when all my family had rucksacks that looked easier to manage. I wasn't keen to have an actual hiking type thing though. I used it on holiday a bit ago and still using it as my handbag for work as I'm too lazy to switch stuff over. I like it but tend to only carry it on one shoulder as feels a bit vulnerable to theft.

Ginkypig Wed 10-Aug-16 22:36:16

Ooh I had one the the late 90's I was a sort of mulberry purple colour

I fucking loved it and have never found a bag I liked more!

I did only used to carry my fags and enough money for the bus and sometimes a half bottle

I would worry now about theft too though

SesameSparkle Thu 11-Aug-16 00:39:07

I have a leather handbag backpack from the 90s. It was a huge mistake when I bought it, but I couldn't bring myself to throw it out. Recently I rediscovered it, and now I love it and have used it loads. So much so that I'm now looking for a replacement.....

mamalovesmojitos Thu 11-Aug-16 00:55:52

I want one too! Also wondering is it a mistake. Went walking around some touristy spots yesterday, and my shoulder was so uncomfortable from my cross- body bag.

LoloKazoloh Thu 11-Aug-16 10:00:40

We used to wear each other's mini rucksacks on nights out, so you could get your fags out on the dance floor just by dancing up to your mate. Take a Break top tip 1996. grin

daftbesom Thu 11-Aug-16 13:21:49

I love them. Much better for your back. But awkward in crowded shops/ cities and need to make sure your valuables can't be got at (e.g. most of mine have a zipped pocket that lies against your back where I keep keys , phone and money).

I made a real mistake buying a beautiful silver one from New Look a couple years ago with a badly designed catch that flops open if the bag is hopelessly overstuffed with all my junk a bit full.

SesameSparkle Thu 11-Aug-16 16:59:43

They also have these beautiful bags in Jigsaw. But I want one that costs half the price.

NeonPinkNails Thu 11-Aug-16 19:53:53

I actually saw the mini Verity in real life today and discovered I didn't like it very much! It's a lovely bag but the hardware is very blingy gold and that puts me off. I saw quite a few backpacks around though but nothing I liked - trudging around London all day has definitely convinced me I want one though, it'd be so practical!

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