Thursday, January 9, 2014

Throwback Thursday: North Face Backpack (2010)

Doesn’t this backpack look tiny? No, it didn’t belong to two-year-old DS.

I bought it for me to use back in the day. Although, looking at this photo again, I am stumped as to how I could have possibly thought this backpack could hold more than my wallet, a travel pack of tissues, and, possibly a nail file. Let me set the stage for where I was in my life when I made this purchase…

I was going through a metamorphosis and was in the midst of what I like to call phase two of Operation Crunchy Girl. I was obsessed with Bikram yoga; I only wore Birkenstocks; I had stopped wearing nail polish and my beauty regimen had been basically downsized to wearing Burt’s Bees lip balm and throwing my hair into a ponytail. (Actually, that’s what my beauty regimen is now, come to think of it. The only difference is that back then it was by choice and now it is due to circumstance and extreme mommy fatigue.) The crux of the matter is that I was trying my best to be a minimalist.

I found this North Face backpack – NWT – and if I recall, the BIN price was considerably less than most of the North Face backpacks up for bid on eBay at the moment.

Well, when it arrived in the mail, I totally understood why: The thing was so small it looks like it was intended for use by a Beanie Baby. I mean, I don’t know what the designers at North Face were thinking. Doesn’t that brand make goods for hiking? How did they think a bag of this size – or lack thereof – could be good for anything, except for maybe storing a bikini and bottle of sunscreen while hiking to…the beach?

I don’t know. All I know is that I sold this bad boy back on eBay. Immediately. In an effort to be forthcoming, I made sure to put the bag’s dimensions in the listing so that the buyer would know precisely what they were getting. I’m guessing the buyer was a little girl who bought the bag as an accessory for her baby doll.

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2 comments :

  1. But wait mama C how small was it? I've done this with purses bought online and realized they're like tiny little icks that don't even hold my Burt's Bee's lip stuff (one more thing we have in common).

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  2. Hi, Kristi! OMG, I don't even recall the backpack's dimensions...I just know that when I pulled it out of the box, I was like, "What in the hell am I supposed to carry in THIS?" Like I said, I tried. I really did try to give this item a go. Oh well. How are you? Happy New Year!!!

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