Friday, 25 July 2014

Topshop Tasselled Backpack

I haven't worn a backpack for at least 15 years. I have to admit, I didn't 'get' the backpack trend at all until recently. Suddenly something inside me clicked and I kept eyeing them up in every shop, looking for the perfect one. I spotted a stunning Alexander Wang while I was in Nordstrom a couple of weeks ago but I couldn't bring myself to splurge such a huge amount of cash on something I just wasn't sure I could pull off.
Enter this Topshop tasselled suede number... 
It's been calling out to me for a few weeks, every time I went into Topshop it caught my eye, and last week I finally caved. Something about it looks more expensive than it really was (£65 - not bad for real suede!) It's really nicely made, with three interior pockets and a leather drawstring.
I've been carrying it for about a week now and I really love it! It can be a bit impractical when you're shopping and need to pull your wallet out in a hurry but it fits loads of things in and frees up your hands when you need them. I'm loving it!
What do you guys think of the backpack trend? Are you loving it or not so sure? 
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  1. I love that bag, it makes me want to go to a festival!

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  2. This bag is beautiful! I personally usually opt for a more aztec pattern but this one is to die for. Hope it continues to serve you well :) xxx

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  3. I have a love/hate relationship with this type of bag.....some are gorgeous...but I really hate it when people literally fill everything and the kitchen sink and some more...and then they squeeze on the tube.....and their bag keeps knocking into you....;((

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  4. Oh Fleur its so gorgeous! I know that you mentioned in your video that you wasn't totally sold on it, but it looks like you have really fallen in love! xx

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  5. That bag is gorgeous! I didn't really 'get' the backpack trend either, but I'm exactly the same I can't stop eyeing them all up now! Think I might have to give into the temptation:) xx

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  6. I usually have to wear backpacks due to a bad back, and they can be a hassle when routing around in a hurry for your purse, but when they look as cute as your Topshop one, they are worth it! H xx

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    1. I carry a backpack too sometimes when my back is sore! I agree on the purse comment, such a pain! It always falls right to the bottom!


      Stephanie
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  7. Really love the bag! But I'm like you were, not sure if I can pull it off! Lilly xx http://alittlelilly.blogspot.nl/

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  8. So cute - perfect for festivals! And great for biking and other expeditions :)

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

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  9. Soo pretty!

    Ana, x

    anasofiachic.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I love it! Does it come in other colours?

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  11. It's so nice! I can't remember the last time I wore a backpack either but I love this one! x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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  12. Loooove the tassels! Backpacks are deffo awesome! x

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  13. Lovely bag! I prefer handbags but this one is so pretty!

    I've just started blogging and it'll mean the world for me if you check out my blog or maybe follow me back on bloglovin ;)
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  14. It's cute! I'm not sure about wearing a backpack though, I haven't since school. I kinda miss it...

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  15. I'm not so into backpacks but this one doesn't look quite so...childish? I guess. Lovely! I wish i'd have seen it before my festival this year! Would have come in handy!

    Sam xo sjmcdf

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  16. It looks great! I agree, backpacks can be kinda annoying when you need to pull out your wallet quickly, but it also allows you so much more freedom with your hands, and also it doesn't hurt your shoulders/arms especially if you're out all day. :D

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  17. This bag is so stunning, but then again can Topshop do any wrong?

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  18. I am not very into backpacks, but I am into fringes, so I actually like it a lot!



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  19. That's so cute! It looks really high end as well, yet it was only £65. x

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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  20. Oooh, it looks so nice! I have been craving a backpack... not 100% sold yet, but this one is lush

    Laura | Laurzrah xx

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  21. Lovely bag - Topshop ones are my favourite!
    I'm just not sure I can pull of this look..
    Philippa // Time For Teal

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  22. I bike everywhere I go, and since my basket broke, the backpack is sooo handy, I just can't describe it! I wear a blue, old fashioned one from Fjällräven, and I just love it. It's practical, sweet, and it's like bringing memories from my whole life with me wherever I go. It's great!
    But if it breaks or get stolen, and I decide not to buy an identical one, I would most definitely go for a rucksack like this one. The softness of it is so sweet and appealing, and I really adore it!

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  23. I love this backpack :) might buy it for university!

    emily xx

    emilycouture95.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. I really like this! Not something I would normally go for, but its really nice! Festival appropriate!

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  25. That's a very chic looking backpack :) I'm not sure I would be able to pull the trend off though, I would probably look like a student tourist or something haha. x

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  26. It's not the sort of bag I'd usually go for, but it does look gorgeous! xx

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  27. So cute... shall be paying a visit here laters x
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  28. I love the backpack trend, its so effortless and fashionable yet very practical! The topshop bag is right up my street too, love it!

    http://brainybeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk
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  29. I'm a no on the general backpack trend, however I spend a lot of my time hauling books between my home and the library at uni, fun postgraduate times, so I need a trendy backpack. For my use, it's good that practical bags are in fashion but when out shopping, it's too much faff.

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  30. I love that backpack! I usually use a backpack for school because it's much more comfortable than other bags. I'll have to look in Topshop for backpacks for the next school year! :)) x
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  31. I actually prefer backpacks (especially whilst travelling) because it keeps my arms and hands free. I always have visions, though, of people coming up behind me and sticking their hands into my bag to steal my wallet (purse). That's about the only downside to carrying a backpack that I can think of.

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  32. It looks really cool! x
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  33. Such a lovely backpack! <3

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  34. Ah I love the tassels!!
    I have a faux leather one from Topshop. It's great.
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  35. I'm usually not into fringe, but I really loooove this bag!

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  36. I love back packs but you're so right about the purse! But for me backpacks are great because the weight is carried on both shoulders, not just on one side like purses. But saying that I am getting more into day bags again.

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  37. This is so gorgeous! I am really into backpacks at the moment as you can see from my blog! All backpacks are a little inconvenient when you have to pull your purse out but it is worth it because I no longer have back pain from carrying around a super heavy giant bag. Although I often find that Topshop bags break easily whether it is the zip or the stitching so much goes wrong!

    Emma Louise xx

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  38. I'm loving the backpack trend and I'm glad I never got rid of the older ones I've had from when I was younger because they really fit for now! I am in need of a plain black one to take for my next trip!

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  39. Backpacks are great to carry a ton of stuff but I'm still a big tote bag fan

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  40. i bought a light blue with white dots backpack and it was my saviour in Paris! ..x

    beverbeee.blogspot.com

    :)

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  41. I've never been a fan of backpacks either and suddenly I kind of like them :) But I really don't know how I'd pull it off! :) But you'll do great for sure :)

    Berry The Blue

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  42. The bag is so cute. Carrying around small backpacks are a lot easier if you have your dslr camera or your laptop with you (:

    xx
    ladyporter.blogspot.com

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  43. Slowly starting to like it. I saw some black ones with gold detailing that i love!

    xx Alyson
    Beauty Vanity

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  44. Im loving backpacks right now, this one is certainly incredible! xo

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  45. Such a lovely bag, and I love the fringe detailing too! x
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  46. I haven't done the backpack as a purse trend since the tiny ones of the late nineties, because I was obsessed with Clueless. I'm still clueless obsessed but I'm more into her knee socks than her bag now.
    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  47. I love this bag. I recently picked up a white one from Primark and I feel like I have been missing out for such a long time.
    xxx
    Miss Bows
    bowsofstyle.blogspot.co.uk

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  48. I never thought I would like the backpack trend, thought my teen years had scarred me! Although I think the tassels on this making it more wearable and less backpack like!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  49. For a backpack, I find I always need something a bit more 'shapely' just because I learned the hard way with tassels that they do get in the way. Appearance-wise, this backpack is quite lovely, good pick!

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  50. GORGEOUS BAG!

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  51. It looks like its great quality, and it would be perfect for festivals!
    Lovely bag.
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  52. I'm on the backpack bandwagon with you! Must admit I've used backpacks for my entire highschool period and whilst going to university I found out I actually need a backpack and like it more than one of those schoulderbags. However I now own one from River Island, which is very handy, but the drawstring I don't like that much, takes so much time at the counter before you've unlocked that thing and closed it.. Anyway, love the one you bought! xx ♥

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  53. it's so pretty! x
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  54. I love this bag Fleur! It's so swish I could just look at it all day. I'm really bad with bags though, I have so many!

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  55. I can't remember the last time i wore a backpack! But i love this! <3 So cute.

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  57. Jade Kelly27 July 2014 00:08

    This is great!
    I just posted a blog a few days ago about my new bag!! http://jaydeekelly-x.blogspot.com check it out! would mean a lot to me :)

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  58. Very cute, trendy, and convenient!!

    Maddy @ www.YourBeautyBanter.com

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  59. love this backpack! I actually love the trend but I don't actually own any.

    xxx
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  60. That looks so cute! Although I'd feel a tad bit wary in public incase anyone tried to like, go into it and take things or something :P x

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  61. Love the bag!!! You are such an inspiration!

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  62. Normally I don't really like backpacks. I feel like they should only be used for school and that is it but since yours is all black with tasselled i think you really pull it off. It looks really classy and cute!

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  63. I'm really not a huge fan of this bag. Tassels are just not my thing. Even that other bag you had which had tassels seemed kind of questionable to me. Also the back-pacl thing seems so strange and 90's to me. I used to have one of these back-pack purses when I was about 6 years old. It's funny how fashion is so circular in some ways.
    But I am in total support of bringing backpacks to school. By the time I was in my last few years of high school, and also when I was in uni, all the girls carried their books in oversized handbags- including me. I now have some bad back and shoulder issues, so maybe you are on the right track with this back pack thing?

    I also recently started a blog, and I would love to have anyone's feedback on it.

    yugoglencoco.blogspot.com

    Please let me know what you think. All constructive criticism is appreciated!

    S.
    xxxx

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  64. I'm all about the backpacks! I know they probably make me look really un-cool, or like a tourist, but I love them! I have had a kanken for a few months now and it's my favourite thing ever <3

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  65. Loved the bag!

    Filipa G. ♥
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  66. Looove the bag! Gotta find it when I move back to London, that's def a must-have!

    xx

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  67. I have to admit, I didn't 'get' the backpack trend at all until recently. ... 2cutebackpacks.blogspot.com

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  68. I really like it! The black suede looks SOOOOO classy and fringing is really unique! Cute purchase, Fleur! I'll be chasing it down in my local TopShop! :D ahaha luv u xxx

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  69. Looks super nice and comfy I love it!

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