Monday, November 29, 2010

Where to get THE perfect school bag?

Happy Monday, my dear friends! :D

It's kinda sad that the Thanksgiving weekend is over, but at the same time, I am excited because Christmas is almost here! Yay! :)

I was preparing my school stuff last night, when I suddenly realized that I need, okay fine, more like want a new school bag. The one I'm using right now is a silver hobo bag. It's big enough to fit my books and notebooks and other stuff, but the problem is it's a little too big. Don't you hate how your things don't stay put because there's just too much space inside your bag? I do. I love my bag, but right now, I just need something a little smaller.

So, I was looking through CSN's sites to find some cute leather messenger bags or perhaps a satchel. I found this:

David King Small Messenger Briefcase, $80.99

It is also available in Black and Dark Brown.

I also checked out Anthropologie, and I saw this:

Transcontinental Satchel, $348

Wishful thinking... it's just too pricey for a school bag. That's like the price of two or three text books. *sigh*

So, then I went to everyone's favorite, Forever21's site to see what they have.

Leatherette Braided Handle Handbag, $32.80

Double-Zipper Oversized Shoulder Bag, $44.80

Soft Distressed Leatherette Tote Bag, $24.80

Hmmm, I don't know which one to pick. I guess I will stick to using my silver hobo bag for now, until I find the perfect school bag. Do you have any suggestions as to where I should look for a good school bag?

Have a great week, everyone! :D


  1. Love love love,
    Thanks for this article ^^

  2. Hope you are having a good Monday as well. I have to agree with you. Messenger bags are the best. I have a coach one, it tends to get a bit to heavy so once in a while it wouldn't hurt to change to a backpack.. Just to rest :)

    Have a nice week:)

  3. I LOVE them all!!!! But the 3rd one is definitely my favorite.

  4. I wish I lived in America, so I could get the second one. Its not like I could afford it anyway, lol. Thanks for sharing Mimi. P.S I love the the name Mimi. Love Sia x

  5. I love the David King Small Messenger Briefcase, $80.99 its simple yet elegant in a way. I use one i purchased from Gap a long time ago. Happy Monday!

  6. AnieLii-- yeah, that's true. it's really good to use backpacks sometimes. :)

    Krystal-- i like it too. :)

    Sunny&Star-- i like the look and feel of that one. :)

    Katie-- :D

    Sia-- aww, thanks!

    Keirasluckycharm-- yeah, it's definitely simple and elegant. :D

  7. I like the bag from forever 21 but I doubt it will actually fit all your books into it..haha

    Great post!


  8. Charming Vanity-- haha, yeah, good point. i just like it. ;)

  9. i like the first bag from forever 21. it would be a great everyday bag too! :)

  10. Overstock has a surprisingly large selection of tote bags. I've found some really cute ones there! Of the ones you picked out, I like the first F21 bag.

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  11. You can also invest on the one you really like. The price says it all, it will last you Get it in a neutral color so you can match it with every outfit.It will be a good investment, trust me mine was not so saving

  12. A La Moda-- you're right, it really would!

    Melanie-- thanks for the tip! :)

    AnieLii-- yeah, that makes sense. thanks for the input!

  13. I got two off eBay, came from china, dirt cheap!

  14. I'm a Forever 21 fans so I will tell you to buy the first bag of Forever's.

  15. I've actually been thinking that I need a real back pack. I love the CSN one you selected! That is seriously beautiful.

  16. I actually saw that last F21 on their site (free shipping today) and thought that'd be a really nice school bag!

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  17. Kaitlyn-- ooh, i'll go check that out, thanks!

    Reyna-- yup!

    Trendy Feeling-- aah, i am a fan too!

    Lisa-- thanks! i think it's understated and simple. :)

    Vivian-- yeah, that last one really looks sturdy. huh, i didn't notice the free shipping. must check that out right now. ;)

  18. I love the F21 bag but it's probably not too practical for school. I thought students were using those little suitcases that they could pull on the rollers. Or is that geeky these days??? I haven't been in school in so long lol.

  19. These are PERFECT! Love them all.

  20. ohh nice bags, and yeah I dislike big bags when I can't fill out the bag or it's so big that i have a hard time finding something in it!

  21. I like that transcontinental bag and the black double zipper. looks like it could hold a ,lot and take a good NYC beating! LOL! XOXO

  22. rebecca-- it makes it hard to choose. ;/

    Marie-- haha, that made me laugh. yup, no one uses those roller thingies anymore. especially in college. ;)

    Natalie-- i like them all too!

    Pop Champagne-- you are totally right!

    Venus In Virgo-- yeah, that black F21 bag sure looks like it can hold books. :)

  23. I like that distressed leatherette bag...and totally affordable!

    My Husband always asks why I need such a big purse and then he gives me his sunglasses, wallet and keys to carry. That's why dear.

  24. Love the looks of the Transcontinental Satchel!

  25. I like the tote bag the most. Get that one! :)

  26. really pretty bags, dont know which one to choose :S


  27. I love leather bags for school because they will last you years!

  28. Finding the perfect school bag is tough! I love the Anthropologie satchel, but agree that for a school bag it's pricey. Hopefully all of this schooling will pay off one day and we can afford to buy any lovely bags we might come across ;)

  29. Hobo bags are like my right hand- I can't do without them. And sometimes I get frustrated because I want to use my other bags, but then they never fit all my stuff in them!! I love the Leatherette bag, neutral colors are so pretty.

    I agree about Thanksgiving weekend! On the one hand it is disappointing when it is over, but on the other hand, it kicks off the most fun time of year, and Christmas stuff starts!! :D

    Hope you'll have a chance to stop by for a visit! ^-^

    *Claudia* xx
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  30. I always get lost looking for bags for school, I like the tote, but I tend to carry a ton of stuff :P so it is not very practical for me. :D but I love options so I use to have a few bags...and ended up using one the most :P Altho I have to say if you get a shoulder bag get one with a good size strap cause you want to be comfy :D Good luck and I love the bags!! :D


  31. Nikki-- haha, that is so funny! my sister says the same thing. :)

    Dizzy-- me too!

    Toni-- i might. :)

    Marietta-- that's my dilemma. ;)

    Marisa-- yeah, that's true.

    Mallory-- yes, hopefully!

    Claudia-- thanks for stopping by! i will definitely take some time to check out your blog. :)

    a!k0-- thanks so much for your input! i will keep that in mind. :)

  32. I've always loved LACOSTE when it comes to school bags!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  33. Marie-- they do have great bags, but they're expensive, haha. ;)

  34. i love love love 2-4 ! They're so cute ! My fav is the second one. Mind sending me the link?

  35. Linh-- oh hey, so sorry, i just saw this. yes, i will send you the link! :D