STYLE: Vintage Trend Spotter

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Vintage Style Comeback

The Bucket Backpack

I remember being a 14 year old Sophomore in Brooklyn, taking my babysitting money and running down to the wholesale district in Manhattan to purchase my first red, leather drawstring backpack. A year later I donned the signature Moschino and a few more after that, Kanye West  inspired me and I upgraded to the Canal Street special--- my very own Luis Vuitton signature monogram draw string back pack.

Since it is 2014, anything pre 1999 is now considered VINTAGE. Yes, that's right even if you ARE old (and young enough) to remember the exact trends throughout the 90's: Kurt Cobain's flannel shirts, Brandy's box braids or Lauryn Hill's block heels and neck chockers then you'll be keen on this trend that I am super happy about  coming back getting recognized, again. Because I actually STILL have some of my trendy back packs!

Bucket Back packs are definitely a 2014 trend worth watching, copping and sporting. When a trend makes it way back into mainstream, you can bank on detailed upgrades, so you can now re-live the cute and dainty days of Cher Horowitz, Moesha and Nina from Love Jones as you search through the many styles, labels and prices points for your 2014 Vintage Style Comeback. It'll also be a great alternative to a huge purse and scoliosis this spring!

Below are the luxury deets for the above line-up. Shared via

  1. Prada Vela Backpack ($880): This style is timeless as they’ve been around for a long time.
  2. 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Stamped Leather Backpack ($895): The longtime favorite’s bicolor leather has expandable zipper gussets.
  3. Aimee Kestingberg Tamitha Backpack ($228): Love this color. Behind the zip closure is an organized backpack with pen and cell phone pockets.
  4. Tory Burch Kerrington Striped Vinyl Backpack ($395): A nautical-inspired striped pattern on vinyl is paired with leather trim.
  5. Lacoste Backcroc Medium Backpack ($85): This backpack is both stylish and won’t break the bank.
  6. Gucci G-Active Leather Backpack ($3350): Note the interesting lock closure on this luxe beauty.
  7. Balenciaga Classic Zip Traveler Backpack ($1495): Gorgeous rose soft lambskin with aged brass hardware.
  8. Marni Reversible Nylon Backpack ($510): Go from a geometric pattern to a tropical one in a flash.
  9. Christian Louboutin Valou Spiked Calfskin Backpack ($1695)Spikes are in. Match these multicolored ones to a new pair of Loubs.
  10. Tory Burch Billy Backpack ($295): This sporty nylon/leather combo would be great for travel.
  11. LeSportsac Voyager Backpack ($148): It comes in a plain silver and black, too.
  12. Stella McCartney Falabella Backpack ($1295): A faux metallic leather makes this a vegan backpack.
  13. Elizabeth and James Cinny Sling Backpack ($545): Love that it has metal feet and comes in a variety of colors.
  14. Gucci Techno Canvas Backpack ($1380): It’s canvas with leather and the signature Gucci stripe.
  15. Longchamp Le Pliage Backpack ($125): This comes in about 15 different colors and slips into the suitcase easily.
You don't need a swanky event to be "trendy" in this style, go to fashion show, the mall or work with this chic and practical accessory. Let's take a look at the transition of this 90's Vintage Trend: 


Source: Clueless

Source: Brandy "Baby, Baby, Baby"

Ms. LeBlanc & Friends in High School

Beyonce in TopShop

Katy Perry in Chanel


1. Flower Print Backpack $46 (Tilly’s) / 2. Striped Buckle Backpack $35-$50 (Aeropostale) / 3. Wild Outdoors Mini Backpack $44 (Roxy) - See more here 

1. Pink Baggu Backpack $32 (Urban Outfitters) / 2. Tech On Your Trek Backpack $50 (ModCloth) / 3. ASOS Small Neon Backpack $42 $22 (Asos) - See more here

Is this 90's trend worth rockin' all over again? will you pick up a min. bucket or jewelry backpack soon?

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