A backpack has been on my personal wishlist all year. Originally, I wanted something that would fit my laptop for work and travels, but quickly came to realise that finding a backpack big enough for my Macbook was not an easy task. After a failed attempt (I ordered this backpack a few months ago but it looked terribly stuffed with the laptop and wouldn’t even close properly), I had almost given up on the idea of owning a stylish backpack any time soon. Then, Chloé launched the Faye backpack and it was love at first sight. But my brain (and bank account) kept telling me “No!” because it simply wouldn’t be a smart investment if it didn’t even fit the laptop…
Fast forward to the weekend before our trip to Australia, and all of a sudden all rationality flew out the window when I hit “buy” on the Chloé Faye backpack in a panicked frenzy in order for it to arrive before take-off. While I knew I was going to like it, I had no idea how much I would actually love (and use!) the backpack. To phrase it very dramatically, I can’t imagine a life before the backpack anymore.
All jokes aside though, it really is the best travel buddy ever (if you ignore the fact that it will not fit a laptop). Carrying a backpack is SO much better, more comfortable and more practicable than a purse. It fits my DSLR camera, including the larger lens I use for traveling, a passport, wallet, lipbalm, sunscreen and sunglasses. And that’s all you need in life anyway, right?
Bonus material: The Chloé Faye backpack actually has a shoulder strap as well, so you can double it as a purse for nice dinners or in areas that are not as safe and you want your belongings tucked away under your arm rather than displayed as a self-serve bar on your back.