August 31, 2009

Ask ThinkThru: Which Handbag Should I Buy For School?

Back to School Handbag Options

What do you recommend to use for a school bag for a college student/grad student? I don’t want it to look like a “School bag” but need it to be functional but still stylish. –pinktulip

The Hayden-Harnett bag you’re thinking about is a great choice. When looking for a school bag you want to ask three questions:

  1. Is it big enough to hold my books and laptop?
  2. Is it strong enough to hold my books and laptop?
  3. Can I comfortably carry it on my shoulder?

If you don’t go with the Hayden-Harnett, I suggest trying Linea Pelle Dylan Zip Tote Handbag. It has three compartments inside so you can organize your notebooks and three pockets outside for your phone, pens and keys. The dark olive or tan goes with everything and the gold hardware makes it incredibly stylish. Audrina Patridge, Vanessa Hudgens and Marcia Cross are all fans.

Another option is  Julie K Brie Convertible Bag . You can wear it as a purse, but if your shoulder starts hurting the bag converts into a backpack. While the grape is fun (and trendy for fall), the slate goes with everything.

At a lower price point…

I’d recommend New York & Company’s City Style Foldover Tote. I was given a blue one at a party and was shocked to find out it was so inexpensive! It’s nylon inside, which is easy to clean in case something spills and it has the same dual straps as the Hayden Harnett purse you found. I also like the Volcom Outsider Bag. Although it doesn’t have the removable cross-body strap, it’s more spacious and the woven handles make it look more expensive. Good luck with classes and let me know what you end up getting!

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  1. Anna commented:

    These are very good and stylish ideas! What matters to me is how I look when I go to university, but what matters to me is what grades I get on my homework! I can’t do all my homework so I found a helper to do my assignment for me! Because of this, I always get good grades!

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