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The Appeal Of The Backpack By Julia Felsenthal - - A Response
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I remember the backpack very well, but it wasn’t out of some sense of fashion that I carried one. I was shopping in a Wal-Mart, one day long ago in Orlando, Florida, when my two-year-old son decided to run off.

While I was chasing him down, a thief lifted my wallet from my purse that I left in the shopping cart.

Ever since that incident I make sure my wallet stays close to my body, enter the “backpack”. I had a mini-pack, so I suppose it was girly. I wasn’t rich, but it was made out of fine Italian leather.

It served me for over ten years with its hands-free convenience. I never thought to change it, until I moved to Portland.

I don’t recall being all that fashion conscious in Florida. My uniform consisted of shorts and a T-shirt, or jeans and a T-shirt. I had a jacket and a sweater for winter. I had three pairs of shoes: tennis shoes, flip-flops, and work shoes.

This changed dramatically when I moved to the city. The shift in climate temperature demanded more clothing, the shift to an urban setting demanded more fashion savvy.

Suddenly my little backpack became cumbersome. Trying to slip it on over my coat became an ordeal. In addition, getting on and off the train, I noticed that it kept banging into people.

The backpack was no longer convenient. Change was in the wind.

Of course, the real change occurred when I became employed at Macy’s. I was inundated with fashion. I evolved from a back woods country bumpkin to an advanced fashionista, almost overnight.

The handbag department was my domain. I became an expert on style, functionality, brand names, materials, and price ranges. Best of all, with my employee discount and knowledge of the sales, I could own many, many handbags.

Unfortunately, this newfound sense of fashion spilled over into other areas of my wardrobe. I now own no less than ten coats and jackets; I won’t even go into how many sweaters.

In addition, shoes! OMG…I have fallen into the shoe abyss, never to return. I have twenty pairs, and counting.

However, going back to college after all these years, made me investigate what the most popular book-bag might be.

It’s the Messenger, easily. The single strap reeled in, sits up high like a backpack, let the strap out, it hangs over the shoulder like a shoulder bag, over the shoulder it becomes a cross-body bag. All books and laptops fit.

It has plenty of pockets for putting everything in its place; it even has a special cell phone pocket.

I’m not sure why backpacks would make a comeback, at all, because the big ones are too big, and become too heavy; and the small ones are awkward and cumbersome.

However, this is just my opinion, and you know what they say about opinions… everyone has one.


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