Thursday, November 5, 2009

Bookbag! | The Fashion Dungjen

Remember my column about book bags from a month-ish ago?

"From what I remember, backpacks seemed to last forever – as a kid, having the most awesome character from a TV show or movie made last week’s bag outdated before you could convince your parents that you needed it to maintain your playground status.
Now, I’m stuck. I have the mentality that backpacks are still for kids. On the other hand, I feel that same mentality tipping toward the whipping out my debit card to buy one each time the straps on my tote rip a little more. (I’m waiting for the day it busts on campus spilling all its contents as I watch a tampon roll down
the sidewalk through McMicken Commons.)
It has to happen. For the sake of not chasing toiletries across campus, it has to happen."


Literally, the day after I wrote this column, one of the straps on the bag I had been carrying was reduced to hanging on by one single thread. And a mighty strong thread it was. But, alas, karma bit me in the behind and the bag became one with the dumpster behind my apartment building.

Two summers ago when I was in Alabama, I bought a huge-0-mungo bag for farmers markets and grocery
shopping. Now that I never have time for farmers markets or grocery shopping, I converted the large tote into a makeshift school bag. Now, though the lining is ripping and the bottom looks like it might break out.

At the end of my column I posted a cry for help. I had no idea where to start looking for book bags, what types were better than others. I got more responses than I could have imagined. So, with the advice of some wonderful ladies -- go figure, no dudes had any suggestions -- I broke down and bought a book bag.


Pretty, isn't she?

5 comments:

Nick said...

I take offense! I do believe I told you to steer clear from a leather bag on the way back from the mini-market. So yes, a guy did give you advice, thank you very much....

Katie said...

you should also check out the bags from Yak Pak! www.yakpak.com. soooo cute!!!

THE FASHION DUNGJEN said...

Agh, Grever, I'm sorry! I forgot. I FAIL. YOU'RE RIGHT. I never thought I'd say that. Don't ever mention this. Or else.

Anonymous said...

I thought you would want to wait to inherit my beautiful red Dooney.
I was really ready to give it up. Oh well.

THE FASHION DUNGJEN said...

I'll take that too, Mom.