Splurge vs. Save – Mini Leather Backpack

I’ve decided I need to start using a backpack again. Not only are they super stylish but they’re better for my back and neck. After travelling 18,000 miles over the Christmas holidays, I realised I can’t run through airports with an across-body bag laden with all sorts of junk.

I’ve been browsing the sales furiously and came across 2 similar and cool leather mini-backpacks. One for a fraction of the price as the other.

Whistles Mini Astor Backpack

now :£90.00 original:  £180.00

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MARC BY MARC JACOBS Luna Mini Leather Backpack

not on sale :£340

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Splurge vs Save

I love me a bargain. I really do. I’d love to have a wardrobe full of full-price luxury items but it’s just not realistic or sensible. Growing up we didn’t always have a lot of money but my mother instilled in me the artistry of digging a bit to find something similar or just as good for a bargain of a price. I still practice this today. The key is to still find something you really like. If you’re not really going to wear the piece much, don’t bother as it still won’t be value for money.

Here’s an example of a bomber jacket. I saw some cute ones online but eventually came across this adorable Gap bomber from the GapKids department. With a sale price and a discount code I got it including shipping for about £25. I bought a boys size XXL which is about an age 13, and despite the fact I’m 5 foot 10 inches it still fits me in the length and arms just fine.


Khaki Utility Jacket – J Crew £188

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Acne Studios Fuel Tech Bomber £440

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GapKids Bomber £27.50 plus discount codes for new email subscribers can reduce the price even more!

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and out in the wild today with Iro T-shirt, R-13 Jeans and white leather Converse…..