If you follow the current fashion trends even a bit, you have to notice vintage backpacks making a huge come back lately. You might not even be into fashion one bit, or you are a guy, but they are everywhere. From schools and universities to people on bikes and even buying them for camping and hiking. They are supper popular!
What adds to vintage backpacks popularity is the fact that they are a little bit exclusive. Not just anyone can get them as, they are, vintage after all. They are hard to find if you want the original ones from 60ish to 90is or so. If you can find older vintage backpack, even better! It just adds to its value. The trend was first started a few years back with hipsters who adore just about all of the vintage and un-cool stuff, but it has taken a life of its own. The most usually kinds of vintage backpacks that you can see on the streets are basic ones, usually black, brown or beige there are not a lot of that them with colors.
There are also several types of vintage rucksacks and backpacks that are supper popular, as mentioned the school ones, next you can often see them being used by hikers and campers as old school backpacks had some extra features and most of all were much easier to fix and lastly there are military backpacks that are super cool and have lots of extra space and pockets. These are particularly popular do the fact that they are sturdy and hard to rip so will last pretty much forever if they have not been badly destroyed by the previous users.
How you can get one? Well if you didn’t already get one from a family member of a friend that has special memories or emotions associated to it, you can still get a vintage backpack to follow up with the current trends. You might have good luck finding them in a second hand shop that usually sells them super cheap but if that does not work for you I’d suggest checking the Craig’s list as well. You can surely find the vintage backpack for you at eBay if all else fails, but eBay can either be super cheap or the prices can go very high if the item is rare or in demand (a particular type of vintage backpack could be). Lastly there are several web shops that only sell backpacks and the vintage one and they specialize in dealing with just them, so make sure to give the a visit as well!