Don't miss the previous entries in the Secondhand Smarts series...
Ever since I found a designer OiOi nappy backpack at my local charity shop (bought for $2, sold for $50), I always take a few minutes to check out the handbag section for other unappreciated goodies.
I'm a backpack fan rather than a handbag fanatic, as carrying gear on my back with two hands still free is about the best plan around.
My current backpack is from Kathmandu - it's as fashionable as a rockclimbing harness and almost as grubby. Of course, it can carry at least 7 library books (hardback!) or an emergency lot of groceries. But Cinderella would never take it to the ball.
But now I have a new handsfree device:
Is it really Nina Ricci? For $7, who cares?
Anyway, it's the branding that keeps this from being the ultimate minimalist backpack.
I wore this on my adventure, miniMum in ConsumerLand. Details coming soon...