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A Horrid Trend Resurfaces

Remember those horrible mini backpacks from the 1990s that everyone used as a “purse”? They looked like this:

For those that couldn’t afford leather, they also came in canvas… often with straps made from zippers. Cause that way, they could be used as a single strap backpack slung casually over the shoulder, or perhaps crossbody. (barf).

Well anyway, they’re back. At first it was limited to just hipsters who wore them for ironic value. Then fashion bloggers like fashiontoast started wearing them, cause they were made by Chanel. Cause yea, a branded item makes an ugly thing that much better. Everyone knows that, right? 😛


Well, now all the F1 fans can curse the hipsters and bloggers because they have even made it into the F1 paddock. Jessica Michibata was spotted in Suzuka sporting a Chanel backpack a la FashionToast. 😛

Don’t believe your eyes? Here is Jessica with the infernal backpack again whilst shopping at Kitson:

What do we think of this 1990s throwback? Apparently, minimalism isn’t the only thing that came back…

  1. Karley
    18/10/2010 at 8:38 pm

    Don’t like the bag at all, however I will admit to owning one when I was a child!
    I damn well love Jess’s shoes in the picture where she’s opening the door though.

    • pinknyanko
      18/10/2010 at 9:12 pm

      Well, it’s ok if you were a kid. You went along with the trend, whereas now you can make a more conscious decision about following trends, or not following them as the case may be. 🙂

  2. lulz
    21/10/2010 at 5:28 pm

    i kinda think she’s rocking it, though, in the second pic.

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