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Back-to-School Bags and the Bags I Used in School

June 25, 2012

What kind of bag do you use in the office/school?

I loove bags in whatever type, shape and form (regardless of the brand).  I used to change bags everyday, depending on what my outfit would be, but I find it too tiring to transfer all my stuff from one bag to another (and ending up forgetting something – like ID, or house keys).
So I tried to be more clever now, and I carry a big, BIG bag to put all my stuff. I tend to bring a lot of stuff – wallet, business cards, sanitizer, liquid soap, kikay kit, umbrella, and even gift certificate holder. I also tend bring food in the office, so this black Donati bag is just perfect for me.
 I actually got it on sale from SM Department Store. I was looking for a bag that I can use for my travel – I want something big, sleek and still stylish. I was surprised with its durability – I can still put my shoes inside, and even used it to carry my Think Pad, and you guess that the material has not chipped off, zippeers are still working, and so are the handles. 

To know more about bags, and back to school bags, click Read More
I carried different bags in grade school – with stroller, back pack, cartoon-themed bags. I remember, once I pleaded my mom to buy me the attache case type bag (just because everyone was using it in school). I bought a black one (and thinking of the color choice made me realize that even as a kid, I already love the color). I can’t seem to find a picture in Google.. but it looks like this.. but made of plastic.
Then in High School, our school required us to use transparent bags. It is a school regulation to ensure that students don’t bring alcohol or deadly weapons inside the campus. We followed the “rules” during freshman year, but noticed that guards were not very strict to Juniors and Seniors. During those times, we usually go to Gift Gate to buy bags with Hello Kitty, Kerrokeroppi, Zashikibuta themes.
During College, I remember using a Straw Bag (Bayong). I think it was Bayo which first sold the bayong bags.. The problem with these bags is that it scratches my skin raw and damages my clothes. 
Now, my friends from BUM informed me that I got a Back to School gift from them. I was excited! (Although I am no longer a student!). Just the thought that someone remembers me excites me. So I picked up the gift from BUM store in Farmers – and look what I got..
Yup, posted in Instagram. 
I am a new user – I just register so I can get the 
username – Ruthilicious! 🙂
I found out it is a limited edition bag!
With hoodie!
Colored stripes which is just one cloth!

The bag also comes with these
voodoo friends! My friend is already asking for one!
I have to think about it!

You see, BUM comes up with stylish yet functional bags that carry the brand’s style philosophy: the Modern Goth Look with a touch of Glam Rock (think studded pieces, motorcycle jackets, tapered pants, oversized shirts, and the like). This utilitarian concept was made casual by BUM, turning motorcycle jackets into cropped ones, and with notched collar jackets for boys. They can also go for the “casual cool” look with chino cuffed pants that allow them to swing from schoolwork to play without breaking a sweat.
For girls, BUM introduces the rayon fabric for girls and exciting new designs such as 2-in-1 tops, casual blazers, and blouses with built-in mini designed to look like tunics.

Here are other BUM Bag to School bags available in Bum stores:

Nice reversible bags!

Lucky are the students today, they have more options of stores to buy clothes (which represent their real personality). When I was in College, I was stuck in uniform, and stores like Guess, Hang Ten, and People are People
What do you think of the new Bum Bags-to-School Bags? What kind of bag do you use everyday?

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