If you had asked me six years ago whether I wanted a backpack, my answer would have been a hard and fast NO THANK YOU. Motherhood (helped by the fact that backpacks are trendy right now) has changed that — I wore a lightweight nylon one during both of my pregnancies when I had SPD problems that made walking/waddling painful and ergonomics important. Then, when the boys were small enough to be worn in a babycarrier, I found I preferred a backpack to a crossbody or shoulder bag. Even now I’m starting to find that the backpack is best for travel because I’m inevitably juggling 3-4 things in my hands. This Kate Spade backpack is nice — and in Nordstrom’s fall clearance sale, which just started. It was $258, but is now marked to $173. Kate Spade New York ‘Classic – Clay’ Nylon Backpack
Psst: looking for a more professional backpack for work? Check out our recent roundup — and check Corporette later today for our roundup of the Nordstrom Fall Clearance Sale.