Backpacks are… Back!

Fendi Karlito backpack & pompon

As a child I loved putting on my Disney Princess backpack and wellington boots. Off to school I went – as I jumped on the autumn leaves to make them crunch! Fast forward to 2015 and I found myself running through Dubai airport, with my Fendi Karlito studded backpack and Karlito pompon.

My wellington boots had been replaced with Isabel Marant sneakers. But nothing could replace that child like joy of running (and jumping) with my backpack! 

Louboutin Sweet Charity

During London Fashion Week – my eyes were sparkling when I saw that backpacks were back! From New York to Paris – all my favourite designers had put a spin on my childhood staple. Whatever the occasion – there was a backpack ready. With Anya Hindmarch’s beautiful smiley backpack, which can be customized with stickers, Gucci adding glam with tassels and bamboo, Alexander Wang’s studded backpack being edgy yet chic and Loewe’s Anton changing shapes with its triangle backpack and pop of colour. 

AH White Smiley Stickers


Gucci Back Pack Screen Shot 2015-10-23 at 6.41.26 PM Loewe Backpack

For the evening, Christian Louboutin’s Sweet Charity mini snakeskin backpack added fabulousness to my backless jumpsuit, with its embellished chain shoulder straps. As I walked through the fashion crowd, everyone was staring and asking “who is the bag by?”. Not only did it stand out, but I had so much fun walking around with my glamorous backpack. It was the feeling that it gave me that was priceless – a grown up lady with the joy of a 5 year old – all at the same time! 

Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity Back Pack

Backpacks available at…

Alexander Wang Bloomingdales Dubai Mall & Harvey Nichols Mall of Emirates and online with international shipping from Shop Bop

Anya Hindmarch – Online shop with international shipping 

Christian LouboutinBoutiques in Dubai Mall & Mall of Emirates 

Fendi  Boutiques in Dubai Mall & Mall of Emirates

Isabel Marant – Boutique in Mall of Emirates

Loewe – Boutique in Dubai Mall

3 Comments
  1. I love back packs. You can wear them on one shoulder and they double as a really nice man hand bag. What do you think of the MCM bags ? Also what if you pair the same designer back pack and/or tote and weekend bag ? Is it too much for men ?

  2. Hi Waleed

    We love MCM bags here at the IamTamara HQ. The classic MCM print has always looked good – and the new 2015 collections have been really fun. From the mens collection I really like MCM Stark Classic Backpack and the MCM Bionic Backpack .

    I love pairing bags from one collection – specially for travel – for both men and women. It just really depends on the print!

    Tamara xx

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