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Whistles Verity Backpack

1 Posted by - June 10, 2014 - Other, Style

At the start of the year I wrote a list of 10 ‘investment’ pieces that were missing from my wardrobe. One of those was a practical but interesting black leather bag, something I’ve been looking for for the last four years. I don’t have the budget (nor inclination) for a ‘high-end designer’ bag so I’ve been scouting around slightly smaller brands to find something that I’ll love and wear for years to come.

I finally found ‘the one’ in form of the Mansur Gavriel Black/Ballerina Bucket Bag which I tracked down with the help of Annie at the start of the year – but, at around the same time, I saw the Whistles Verity in black and after a few months of justifying the purchase to myself (and wavering over the incredible silver version!) I decided I’d get good use from both.

Whistles Verity Backpack

As much as I love my Mansur, it’s not the most secure and the 3D shape doesn’t lend itself well to busy underground trains. While I struggle to think of the humble backpack as anything but the preserve of tourists (worn front facing, of course) and students, they are incredibly practical. The Verity has a gold zip all the way round the top and the beautiful, squidgy black leather folds over to keep belongings safe from any potentially thieving fingers. My only gripe is the hidden magnet is a little too weak to hold the fold in place if worn on one shoulder.

When I’m not sandwiched on the aforementioned train, I walk a lot and that usually means carrying one bag for my general paraphernalia and another that’s smart enough for meetings. Verity fits the bill for both; it’s very comfortable thrown over both shoulders ‘Saved By The Bell’-style and, whilst I probably wouldn’t try to carry my laptop inside (it’s old-ish and a little too heavy), it’ll happily facilitate a tablet or A4 notebook.

Whistles Verity Large Rucksack, £275

17 Comments

  • Amelia Dale June 10, 2014 - 8:41 am Reply

    It comes in silver!? Dude… you’ll hate me for it, but we’re so gonna be matching. MUST BUY.

  • Josie’s Journal June 10, 2014 - 9:25 am Reply

    This is gorgeous, the leather looks so buttery soft! x

    http://www.josies-journal.com

  • Divya June 10, 2014 - 10:04 am Reply

    I find this really chic! Such a statement bag in a way! Very cool! Kind of goes with your perceived personality Meg!

    TheConscienceFund | My Bloglovin’

  • Daria June 10, 2014 - 10:14 am Reply

    That’s a lovely backpack. You should do more fashion/outfit-related posts, I like your style! x

  • Kate Wilson June 10, 2014 - 2:20 pm Reply
  • Rachael June 10, 2014 - 2:22 pm Reply

    Such a gorgeous bag – and the silver one is amazing too. Great investment!xx

    http://you-little-wonder.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Annie June 10, 2014 - 2:32 pm Reply

    oh my god that bag is BEAUT. your style is perf atm. PERF I TELL YOU xxx ps thanks for the honorable mention etc ;)

  • Lauren S June 10, 2014 - 4:47 pm Reply

    Such a cool bag, i love how versatile it is and especially with the colour. A statement long-lasting bag is a must

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • sam June 10, 2014 - 6:33 pm Reply

    love this! more style posts please – you’re style is perf. would also like your opinion on good wallets! xx

  • Hayley June 10, 2014 - 8:20 pm Reply

    This looks lovely. I always check if a bag can hold a4 paper before buying it, thanks for including that!

    Hayley

    Water Painted Dreams xo

  • Sophia Charles June 10, 2014 - 9:40 pm Reply

    cutest backpack ever!

    Sophia
    http://sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

  • Isa Dione June 11, 2014 - 7:34 am Reply

    This bag looks amazing, but I wouldn’t buy it, because I unfortunately had bad experiences with a similar looking one (things got stolen several times – it’s rather easiy, because the zip is on the sides) :/

  • Jennifer Monforton June 11, 2014 - 3:32 pm Reply

    What a super cool design! Handy and chic. Great find! :)

  • Jen June 12, 2014 - 4:58 pm Reply

    so cute! too bad its out of my price range :(

  • LilylovesLola June 13, 2014 - 11:11 pm Reply

    I have been on the lookout for a smart rucksack for so long. This one is perfect!

  • Amy June 24, 2014 - 9:39 pm Reply

    This is a lovely investment Meg. I adore rucksacks but sometimes it can be hard to find one without feeling like a teenager at high school, this one is beautiful.

  • Joelle September 12, 2014 - 12:49 pm Reply

    So stunning!

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