There are few things that I love more than when ShopBop gets in a new shipment of Alexander Wang bags. He does some of the most interesting things handbags in recent memory, and he makes It Bags at prices that slightly more women can afford. In short, I love him.
I kind of love the Alexande Wang Sydney Backpack, too. Remember back in the 90s, when mini backpacks were all the rage? Yeah, that’s not coming back, thankfully. What seems to be happening, though, is that the ultra-functional satchels are becoming more popular in sizes that are close to their schoolyard compatriots.
I had to look at the bag for a minute or two, but I think I really like it. A punky black leather backpack would look absolutely great (and maybe a bit subversive) on the right kind of girl – I don’t know if that’s me, per se, but I can see her in my head. The thing that’s appealing about this bag is its blatant non-femininity. Industrial and menswear are huge trends in women’s fashion right now, and this captures both of them with a healthy dose of attitude and edge. Buy through ShopBop for $875.