So the holiday season is just around the corner and I just love prepping for vacations, Of course I do – it gives me a reason (read excuse) to go shopping! This time around, I picked up a rucksack bag by Harriet Sanders and oh my! Is it a beauty or what? Can’t wait to team it with some trendy holiday outfits and go exploring!I’m glad rucksack bags have now become so popular in adult couture. When I was growing up, rucksacks were meant for the prime purpose of carrying books to school. But even as a kid I was very particular about the colour and kind of rucksack I would take to the next school picnic or day trip. And now, many years down the lane, I still find myself thinking about how to style a new rucksack – ahh! Some things never change!
Now a rucksack bag is not just a looker. It’s also very useful if you’re going to be spending much time outdoors. It can hold all your essentials but you don’t have to worry about any shoulder aches or discomfort, like you would with other large carryalls; the weight of the bag is evenly distributed across both shoulders and your hands are free to do whatever you want. Rucksacks are thus the perfect accessory for trekking trips and sightseeing sprees.
I have to admit though, the practical value of the Harriet Sanders bag is not the only reason I bought it. It also happens to be beautifully designed and seemingly sturdy – I can expect it to last me for several years with ease. And here’s the best part – I chose the design, leather and lining I wanted since all Harriet Sanders bags are customizable in these respects! Yes, you heard it right! Customizable bags!
This is one of the main selling points of this passionate designer’s fast-growing brand. Harriet Sanders’ bags are all made by hand using ethically sourced Italian leather and a uniquely British design sensibility. The emphasis on desirable production practices is commendable and the exclusivity of each production charming. Perhaps this is the reason that Harriet’s creations have won her brand so much recognition and numerous accolades in recent times. She has collaborated with many artists all over the world. She has showcased her collections at prestigious global events too. She has even donated some of her creations to charities! Simply put, she has been winning over fashionistas’ hearts and I too have become a fan of her work.Incidentally, her most recent achievement relates to her range of rucksack bags. These were showcased at the Pure London Show in both 2014 and 2015 as part of an exhibition of latest trends in accessories. If you were in any doubt about just how great a fashion statement these bags can be, especially for chic holidayers, this should convince you! And of course, the customization process just adds to the fun! I chose a blue lining on a rust leather base to create a striking rucksack with contrasting hues. Trust me, it looks wonderful!
If you want to have some fun designing your own bag and all, check out http://www.harrietsanders.co.uk/the-collection/design-your-own. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I did!