It doesn’t matter if you are starting kindergarten or your Ph.D., back to school shopping is a must!

The biggest purchase I needed to make was a backpack.

In Toronto, you’ll see young professionals walking around with beautiful Louis Vuitton purses or attractive totes but even if I could afford one, unfortunately, a Louis Vuitton won’t hold all my textbooks ergonomically. And if I put everything in a tote, my back, hips, and knees will hate me (wow am I getting old or what?)

Then I found myself stuck in another dilemma. I wanted something that looked professional but not a classic backpack (you know those ones where it looks you’re about to go hiking).

I needed to prioritize comfort and practicality but I still wanted it to look good.

My friend introduced me to this bag from Matt and Nat

So, I went to go check out their backpacks (I found this one at Chapters)

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It’s a backpack  ✔️

It’s comfortable ✔️

It looks professional and cute ✔️

It has lots of space for books and food ✔️

It won’t get damaged in the rain or snow ✔️

 

PLUS they don’t use leather or any other animal based materials – bonus, right?

And what I love most is their brand and how it aligns with my personality. Their motto is live beautifully. They explain that:

“Living beautifully means appreciating the humanity, creativity, and positivity found in all of us. Their values include social responsibility, excellence, inclusiveness, integrity, learning, authenticity and, of course, love.”

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Good feels, am I right?

The price was a bit expensive ($200), a bit more than I wanted but it was an investment.

PRO TIP (1)

PRO TIP:
When making purchases; prioritize comfort, practicality and invest in high-quality products that make you feel good and align with your values!  It’s worth it.

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I will let you know how it works for me – so far so good.

I am curious to know what works well for others who are in school and have to carry around the unlimited number of text books, note books, laptops, food – shall I go on?

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Unit next time,

Christine xo

 

 

 

 

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