2 Backpacks For The Fashionistas In Your Life

The Unseen

If the new Hermès Apple Watch is a little out of price range, whereas you’re after something more than the standard fitness band to fulfill your wearable tech gift giving quest this holiday, look no further…

In honor of those thinking about fashion and not just function, here’s a round-up of 2 backpacks now on the market worth checking out. They not only do neat things as pay for products or help charge your other devices, however look pretty good too.

Everpurse x Kate Spade New York
Top of the list is a series of leather Kate Spade New York handbags that feature an in-built “SmartPocket” to instantly and wirelessly charge your iPhone. Created by Everpurse, the collection consists of three styles in different colorways: a wristlet, small Harmony tote and large Frieda tote. The point here is that the bags look like any other bag, but the tech inside makes it all that much more practical. All you have to do is put your phone into the pocket whether you’re on the go or sat in a restaurant for it to instantly start charging until it hits full capacity. Then you place your bag back on the USB-powered charging mat that comes with it to top up the battery again. The good news is the technology is light, airport travel-safe, credit card safe, and compatible worldwide. You can get your hands on one for $198-$698.

Everpurse x Kate Spade New York

The Unseen
UK department store Selfridges is currently selling a luxury, limited-edition accessories collection that changes color. Created by The Unseen, a London-based company fusing the worlds of science and design, the items shift from one shade to another based on user interaction or the environment they’re placed in. There’s a calfskin backpack that shows vivid flushes in response to air pressure as the atmosphere brushes across it’s surface, or an Italian alligator-skin shoulder bag with environmentally responsive ink that changes to reflect the different seasons in the UK. It turns black in the winter, red in the spring, blue in the summer and green fading to red in the autumn. Other items change based on body temperature, touch, wind and sunlight, including a necklace, cuff, scarf, wallet, coin purse, phone case, backpack, and more. Prices range from £35 to £1,750 (approximately $55-$2,650).

The Unseen