This is probably some of the best news to come to travelers, parents, and those of us who work from home, the coffeeshop, etc. The backpack is BACK! So many incredible brands, including high end designers, are showcasing the convenient carryall with some serious style.
I’m thrilled to be carrying the Hazen Professional in black by Just Porter, a company based in my hometown of Chicago with an incredible mission: for every bag that is purchased, the company will work with a community in need by hiring a local bag maker, buy school supplies from local business to put into those give bags and deliver the bags to children in need.
They call this their Give 1/3, which is even more than the 1 for 1 programs you may have heard of before. Check out this video to learn more about this incredible initiative to give back.
Right? Now you can see why I’m so proud to carry my Hazen. It’s thoughtfully designed and has a pocket for everything I need – including a lined pocket at the top for sunglasses or my iPhone. The bag is big and roomy: I could easily fit a change of clothing & clothing, plus all of the miscellaneous toys and snacks I have ready to go at all times for my kiddos, but still compact. I’m super petite (only 5′ tall) so you can see how the bag is a good size even for my tiny frame.
Aaaaaaaand it gets better. I love sharing my recent favorite finds with y’all, but even more so when I can treat someone with a bag of their own! I’m THRILLED to be partnering with Just Porter to give away one of the Piko bags to one lucky reader. Whoever wins gets to choose the color of the Piko, and $80 value, and it will be shipped to you directly from Just Porter. You can choose whichever bag you’d like, but if it was me, I’d definitely go for the camo!
How to enter? SUPER easy. Sign up for my shiny new newsletter! All new subscribers from today 9/23 until noon Central time NEXT Friday, 9/30 will be entered into a random drawing. This is the mandatory entry, and if you want an EXTRA chance to win, head over to instagram (make sure you’re following @luxewithkids and @justporter) and comment #backpack on this picture.
Thanks to my favorite sidekick Kyle Weber for the photography and to Just Porter for creating an awesome company and an awesome product that I’m super proud to represent.
Want to know what else I’m wearing in these photos? I know, I’m obsessed, too, and basically in this outfit 24/7. Top & denim from Madewell and I’m going retro hip with these Stan Smiths from Urban. SIZE TIP: They are sized in mens even tho they’re unisex, so order DOWN at least 1.5 sizes. I’m wearing a 5.5 and I’m usually a 7. It’s a roomy and boxy sneaker and I wear them with a hidden sock.
Author: Candace Thomas