Fjallraven Kanken – My baby girl finally arrived

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I have mentioned in a post that I ordered a Fjallraven Kanken backpack and was waiting for it to arrived. It finally did!

This bag came a long way actually. The first part of its journey to me was the search. It did not take long for me to google websites that sold this bag online. However, www.ilovemykanken.com in particular interested me. One, there was a 15% storewide sale going on (it is still going on actually). Two, there was a 20% discount for orders outside EU. Three, free worldwide delivery. Four, the reviews for this site are sky high. After careful comparisons and consideration (because the original £55 price is a little too much for me), I got the Warm Yellow Classic bag for only £36 from there!!!

However, I distrust the Vietnamese postal service (I think it’s mostly fine, just me being paranoid), so I decided to get it delivered to my friend’s place in Singapore, and have another friend deliver it back to Vietnam for me. It took the bag about 10 working days to arrive at my friend’s in Singapore, which was considerably fast for international delivery, and about a week more to get to my hands.

I was so beyond myself when I saw the bag. It was in immaculate condition. I love everything about it, from the little tags that came with it to its vibrant colour, to its unique shape and design, so timeless and classic. I will not go into describing it in detail because you can see everything from the photos. So, feast your eyes.

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I don’t know why there was a Frallraven sticker along with the bag, but I thought it was crazy cute. The adjustable straps feel very sturdy and the material is waterproof. My only concern is that the bright colour will get dirty easily but I think the material is quite easy to clean. All the compartments in the bag are of good size, and the shape allows you to store more things than a pear-shape backpack of similar size.

I cannot wait to start wearing it, which will happen pretty soon when my internship in Vietnam starts. Here, the safest bag to wear is backpack because it’s the hardest to snatch from you, which do happen if you are not careful. This bag will be chic enough to wear with my work clothes, while still keep my things safe, and if anything I can always put a more formal bag inside to change into when i get to work.

I recommend anyone who is looking for a backpack to chose Fjallraven Kanken and to use http://www.ilovemykanken.com in particular because the product and service was that good. This is not a sponsored post, by the brand or the website. I am just speaking from my own experience.

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The perfect backpack

 

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I have always been fond of backpacks. In fact, I have worn backpacks throughout my school years and have never been sick of them. The necessity to own a backpack was especially urgent when I came to the UK for college. Since I travel around quite a lot, a backpack seems to be the most sensible choice. However, my current floral backpack (below), as adorable as it is, seem to be only suitable for school to carry a few notes and a bottle of water.

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Backpack from Claire’s (I actually got on sale. This backpack and another warm yellow sling bag cost me £10 in total! And Claire’s really carries an amazing range of accessories)

However, I still need a backpack that is more suitable for travelling and carrying a more substantial amount of things, yet still stylish. The current range of backpacks available on the market seem to have only one or the other: comfort or style. I almost gave up until I set my eyes on the Fjallraven Kanken.

The Swedish brand have been standing strong for over 50 years and the iconic backpack is slowly making its way into the fashion world. Not only is it suitable for travelling, designed in a way to make carrying a relatively heavy load more easy on the shoulders, it is water resistant and also comes in an amazing range of colours. Every single shade of colour used is so classy and eye-pleasing. Believe me, I would get every single one of them if I could.

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After doing substantial research and deliberating, I decided to get the classic Kanken in warm yellow like below (in the hope to brighten the English weather).

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I will do a review on the bag once I get it, and also the website I got it from.

Thanks for reading and have a great day ahead.