Although I can often see the appeal in things I wouldn’t necessarily want to own or wear (being able to step outside of one’s own personal taste is, after all, an important qualification for writing any kind of criticism), my own taste is usually pretty predictable, at least to me. I like crossbody bags, calf hair, leopard print and purple or red mixed with black. On the other hand, I generally don’t like wearing or carrying bright colors, logos or brown of any kind. Somehow, though, I still want every single one of the MCM Logo Backpacks that you see above.

When I came across these backpacks a week ago, I had no idea that Megs and Vlad had used them in their LUISAVIAROMA Style Lab. They had yet to return from Florence, and I was over here, frittering away my time on the Internet, as one does. (Or as I do, anyway.) I had put them aside to write about them, and when Megs returned, we got to talking and realized that we were similarly obsessed, despite the fact that these backpacks don’t fit either of our personal styles particularly well. Objectively, they might even be a tad tacky, but in a way that makes them fun and adventurous. Like Diane Vreeland so famously said, a little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika. Being utterly refined all the time is bland, and these backpacks are anything but.

Still, that doesn’t explain why I want one so badly (the lime green one, to be exact), despite the fact that they’re entirely outside of my normal aesthetic footprint. I’ve been looking at them for a week, and I still can’t figure it out. Sometimes, though, you just have to go with your gut; style is, after all, intuitive. When was the last time you were completely thrown off by your own taste in handbags?

MCM Stark Medium Backpack
$620 via Bloomingdale’s

MCM Stark Medium Backpack

MCM x Craig and Karl Medium Backpack
$970 via Bloomingdale’s

MCM x Craig and Karl Medium Backpack

MCM Logo and Studs Small Backpack
$660 via Bloomingdale’s

MCM Logo and Studs Small Backpack

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  • shueaddict

    spot on!!! I have no bagpacks in my collection and although none of them matches my style I find myself badly wanting the blue one.

  • FashionableLena

    I am not a fan of hobos, but I found myself buying one from a resale shop because I liked the slouchy, laid-back feel for summer. Most of my bags are an east-west style with a little structure.
    Needless to say, I just sold it on Craigslist on yesterday.

  • Yerani_km

    I don’t do backpacks but I do love the clutches from this same collection (if that is what it is) and found myself putting one on the short list of my wish list for my upcoming bday. I last had this odd attraction to Reed Krackoff when it first came out. The made in China and price point thing bothered me so much but strangely enough I ended up with two of his bags. I still carry them and really love them.

  • luoting

    Backpacks are a huge hit this season and this mini offering from MCM means you can work the trend into your every day. It is designed to accommodate a busy lifestyle with multiple compartments for easy organisation. It is certain to make a big style statement wherever you go. MCM Backpack are definitely your best choice on any occasions and they evolve in the fashion circle beyond this season.