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For spring, designers are reintroducing backpacks and updating the weekender, both key components of a dynamic lifestyle. The backpacks fall into two camps: a high-tech, outdoor sport version that tends toward colorful nylon, or a bohemian, artisanal version in worn cotton canvas or leather. The new weekender appears in a variety of statement colors and leather treatments such as perforation, embossing and texturized effects.
This story first appeared in the August 6, 2009 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
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