Backpack is back!

It’s official. The rucksack, or the backpack, has made it down from the hills to the high street, and it’s here to stay!

The humble backpack is no more – it’s now velvet, furry, animal print, camo print, fringed, bright, bold – the list goes on. The backpack is no longer just for days out or hillwalking.

It’s THE bag to be seen with from now on, so make sure you get your hands on one. Don’t wear it on your back though, for goodness sake! Casually sling it over one shoulder, or hold it by the top handle as you stroll the city streets or the malls.

It’s the 1990s love-in that has brought the backpack back to us, so embrace! They hold so much, and in handy little pockets too – no more rummaging in that big shopper for your phone or keys. The only thing you have to decide on now is what style to choose. Here’s our weekly wishlist to help!

backpack weekly wishlist

  1. Black fringed, £17.99, New Look
  2. Leopard print, £22.99, New Look
  3. Silver quilted, £19.99, New Look
  4. Yellow fringed, £45, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams
  5. Blue fringed, £45, JOY
  6. Camouflage print, £17.99, New Look
  7. Bag style backpack, £25, White Stuff
  8. Black velvet, £19.99, New Look
  9. Small rucksack, £65, White Stuff
  10. Cat face, £19.95, GAP Kids
  11. Salmon pink strappy, £32, JOY

Cute clutches

Everyone needs a few handbags in their wardrobe. You need a tote for everyday use, a shopper for when you need to carry a lot, maybe a satchel for uni, or a backpack? A cross body-bag, a shoulder bag, and a whole load of cute clutches.

So, yeah, you need more than a few handbags in your wardrobe. Let’s focus on cute clutches in this week’s weekly wishlist. They’re big news this season – the bigger the better as well, with a definite nod  to the 1970s, when clutches were THE bag of choice.

Clutches were also a favourite as far back as the 1940s, and are uber-cool handbags, if not that practical at time. Where do you put them when you have a drink and food in your hands? The simple answer is tucked under your arm!

This season clutches are big and bold in block colours, or colurful and fringed, perfect for the boho folk look that’s everywhere this summer. A beaded or metallic clutch is a perfect evening bag for a posh affair, and they’re great for weddings.

Shaped or slouchy, you can move away from the regular rectangular clutch shape, and, if your clutch has a hidden strap inside, or a cute little wrist strap, even better.

Here’s our pick of the very best cute clutches on offer at Ocean Terminal stores.

cute clutches weekly wishlistl-r, top to bottom: Oversized orange clutch, £29, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams, beaded clutch, £25, BHS, slouchy fringed clutch, £45, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams, colourful tassel clutch, £15, BHS, straw woven clutch, £59, French Connection, Aztec print small clutch, £3.99, Coachella @ H&M, two-tine fringed  weave clutch, £19.99, H&M, slouchy zebra clutch, £70, French Connection, yellow fringed clutch, £29, JOY, red studded large clutch, £25, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams, woven clutch, £25, White Stuff, scallop shell clutch, £12.99, New Look, bronze clutch, £12.99, New Look.