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Backpacks -

As announced on Travel + Leisure:  We all know backpacks carry a lot of weight in the function department when it comes to luggage. The right pack needs to be durable, comfortable to carry, complete with pockets for everything from lip balm to bulky sweaters, and made with material that wears well. Backpacks are the tried and true carryalls that take us from school hallways to airports and train stations, back and forth on subways, and across mountain ranges. But there comes a time for every intrepid traveler to trade in old for new. And just because backpacks are practical doesn’t mean...

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fashion, urban -

Urban fashion is style born of the street. A ruffian look that emerges from neighborhoods as opposed to fashion dictated by designers and Wall Street. Media and garment associations often merge hip hop and urban fashion partly because they share this same beginning. The Beginning Urban fashion made a strong impact during the 1980's and into the early 90's. Street-inspired fashion known as "grunge" was born in Seattle and rocketed into mainstream via Kurt Colbain and other musical icons. This look, known for it's worn-out and grime-ridden appearance, officially mainstreamed when design great Mark Jacobs previewed his now infamous "grunge...

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Bumbags, Fanny packs, fashion, travel -

Fanny packs are no longer a tourist staple — street style stars have been spotted wearing them everywhere. We wear them everyday and have different packs for different looks.   To say I'm obsessed would be an understatement. In London and NYC this summer, everyone is wearing these fanny packs (or bumbags as the Brits call them, which I have now adopted because that's much more fun to say). For starters, this bumbag carries so much stuff. I mean, it's practically Mary Poppins's magical bag. Let me break down for you just how much I fit into that little pack: my...

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