Alexander Wang Marti Convertible Backpack, $850 via ShopBop

Can I start off by telling you all that I’ve not been a big fan of the whole backpack in place of a handbag movement. It simply is not my style and even in school I always carried messenger bags (aside from the years where I took every possible book with me at all times and you could tip me over with the slightest nudge). But this morning at the Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2012 show, I ran into fellow blogger friend, Rachel of The Greyest Ghost, who helped change my opinion on wearing backpacks.

We were chatting after the show and both Vlad and I realized she had quite the nifty camera bag. But this wasn’t an ordinary camera bag, instead she opted to use the Alexander Wang Marti Convertible Backpack as her camera bag.


And that got me thinking. This backpack can be worn traditionally, or you can change it up and carry it as a shoulder bag or by double handles which leaves you with many uses. I am always preaching about using a bag that is both chic and functional, and this Alexander Wang bag truly does that.

Unlike many other Alexander Wang bags, the Marti Backpack is not overly heavy. There are plenty of functionality aspects, including 4 zip pockets at the sides, detachable backpack straps, and a detachable shoulder strap. Totally hip baby bag anyone? Measurements are 15″H x 11″L x 5″D and price is $850 via ShopBop.

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