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Ask BB: Convertible Purse/Backpack Look for Less

I'm searching for a backpack to take to Europe in the fall that is cute and can double as a purse for dinners/going out. I found this one from Marc by Marc Jacobs, but the price ($498) is out of budget! Any chance you could work your BB magic for me with a Look for Less? Here is the suspect (I would go with black or brown/tan). —Amanda



I like your thinking! A bag that does double duty is perfect for travel. Just be mindful of crowds when you're wearing your backpack (maybe carry it on one shoulder in front to keep your valuables safe). That's my mom voice, by the way. Okay! So here's what I found - try Topshop's 'Smart' Backpack ($76) to get the look for less:


Another great option is this Deena & Ozzy Marta Minimalist Backpack, $59 at URBANOUTFITTERS.COM.



Or this cool Sole Society 'Nellie' studded backpack in tan or black ($49.95, SOLESOCIETY.COM). Happy travels!



Got a tip for Amanda? Let her know in the comments!
Comments
Here are a few more contenders for Amanda to check out:

http://needsupply.com/womens/new/rockland-backpack.html (in tan/beige)

http://needsupply.com/womens/new/eva-in-black.html (in black)

http://www.dsw.com/handbag/latico+leather+backpack?prodId=282993 (in black and brown)

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/tignanello-handbag-multi-leather-backpack?ID=462388 (in black and beige)

http://www.pacsun.com/vans/addie-multi-handle-backpack-0646037910012.html (in black)

http://www.ebags.com/product/piel/ladies-backpack/79310?productid=1010780 (in black and tan)

http://us.asos.com/countryid/2/ASOS-Backpack-with-Chunky-Zip/12s5s7/?iid=3762558 (in black)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F5X5J12/ref=asc_df_B00F5X5J123079328?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&linkCode=df0&creative=395093&creativeASIN=B00F5X5J12&tag=wwwshopstylec-20&ascsubtag=947005110 (in black and tan/beige)

http://www.dsw.com/handbag/emperia+selma+mini+backpack?prodId=301125 (in tan)
#1 psals on 2014-04-09 18:02 (Reply)
Thank you so much for hunting down my look for less! They are all awesome options! Woo hoo!
#2 Amanda on 2014-04-10 08:28 (Reply)
Hey Amanda,

Check out this backpack on forever21's website, too!

http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_handbags-backpacks&ProductID=1000073953&VariantID=
#2.1 Veronica on 2014-04-10 11:14 (Reply)
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