Backpack Purses

You know those small backups that all the teenagers and even children used to carry around?

You know . . . they come in mostly black, sometimes leather, sometimes a big smiley face? You could see bubble shaped ones? There were ones so small you could only fit a sandwich in there.

Yeah those. They are called backpack purses. They have never really disappeared. You just don’t see them as a fashion staple anymore.

I was ten years old and everyone in my class brought along their tiny little backpacks to school excursions. I believe American schools call it field trips, and some of these road trips take a few days. We call those camps. When it’s a day trip we call it excursions.

So everyone owned one except me and a few uncool kids (we were the unspoilt ones). I literally whined to my mother until she bought me one and it was the greatest thing I could have ever have gotten that year. I never got any dolls or new toys I wanted, but when my mother saw me wanting a bag, and bags are useful, she made sure I had the best one.

That was of course, a long, long time ago.

Guess what, everybody? I’m bringing them back! I have a black backpack purse, my pale blue jean, plaid shirt, and doc martens! Wooo!

I’m a 90s walking disaster and I don’t care! I love it.

Alright. Honestly, The backpack purse, depending on the style, still looks dorky. Well I have accepted doc martens. Perhaps one day, I will carry around the backpack purse with pride.

Let me know if you have accepted any 90s fashion item into your daily wardrobe in the comments below.

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10 thoughts on “Backpack Purses

  1. HELLO FELLOW 90er!!! i have a bluejean backpack purse, and used it right up til a few months ago, when the lining in the back part with the zipper ripped and anything i put in there got lost inside.

  2. Am a grandmother and LOVE backpack purses. Leaves me handfree when we are “playing” or at theme parks etc. Problem is…they are hard to find when I need to replace. Don’t want a full size backpack – just a purse that has comfortable straps. Where can those be found? I bought one at Target but can’t find them locally anymore.

  3. I love this. When I was a kid, I had a collection of backpack purses. They all had flowers on them and were most likely purchased via the sale rack at Limited Too. Now, some 20 years later, I have a backpack purse again. This time it’s a simple black one.

  4. I clearly am one of those 90s losers… because I want to to know exactly where I can buy the exact leather backpack purse you used as a sample photo on this post…. Thank you!!!

    Sarah

  5. I love backpack purses. (I’ve never cheated on a backpack purse with a handbag.) Love your blog. Backpack purses forever!

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