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Trend Forecast: Feature-Driven Function and Fashion Forward Style to Express Your Personality

CAMBRIDGE, UK – This 2007 Back to School season, students will not only transport their belongings to and fro’, but essentially “wear” their personalities on their backs and at their sides. This year’s trends are all about expressing parts of your unique individuality through bold colors and fun prints, while also adding ease to your daily schedule with innovative organization and multimedia features. Moving in a hi-tech direction, students will find a variety of bags designed to carry books, laptops, iPods, hydration, skateboards, gym kits and more. For the widest Back to School selection in one place, visit eBags—the world’s largest retailer of bags and travel goods online — at


iPod/MP3-compatible backpacks and messenger bags are an ideal way for music lovers to keep their tunes close at hand. All iPod/MP3-compatible bags in eBags’ selection come with a padded internal pocket for the player, plus a headphone cable exit port so the cable does not have to run through the zipper. More deluxe models have multiple places to store your iPod or MP3. These iPod/MP3 compatible packs are an excellent choice for the music lover in all of us: JanSport Dreamer Bluetooth iPod Backpack and the Eastpak Soundcheck packs. Other brands that offer iPod/MP3-friendly packs include Vaude, eBags, and Gravis.

Price Range: £24.99 - £139.99

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iPod and MP3 compatible packs


More and more high school and college students are required to have a laptop. Considering that a quality laptop can run in the upwards of £2,000, a laptop backpack or messenger bag is a comfortable, affordable way to carry and protect your investment. eBags’ laptop-friendly selections feature large main compartments with a sewn-in laptop sleeve and plenty of room for books, chargers, extra cables and accessories. Some bags feature a CD/MP3 player pocket.

The eBags Outlook Laptop Messenger is a smart choice for the student looking for sleek design and ultimate organization, in a variety of colors. More great ways to transport your laptop include The Timberland Stratham Bedford, JanSport Revolt Laptop Backpack, Crumpler Cheesy Disco, or the Knomo Bungo.

Price Range: £39.99 - £165.00

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eBags Outlook Laptop Messenger:

Timberland Stratham Bedford :

JanSport Revolt Laptop Backpack:

Crumpler Cheesy Disco :

Knomo Bungo:


“Sister’s got a brand new bag” this season, as handbags are becoming a Back to School necessity, rather than just an accessory. These days, girls and young women are either carrying chic shoulder bags in addition to their backpacks or they are replacing backpacks altogether with large, trendy totes that can carry books and laptops. This season’s handbag fashion, focuses on being the first to set the trends in the halls or across the campus.

Also find a diverse selection of totes and handbags from this season’s most popular brands: Kipling, Jane Shilton, Pink Lining, Fiorelli, Dakine, Healthy Back Bag Company, Nica, Timbuk2, Vaude. For those who want to splurge and spend a little extra for their favorite student, these luxury handbag brands will be all the rage: Billy Bag, BREE, Ri2K & Le Tanneur.

Price Range: £17.00 - £340.00

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Girl Shop Handbags:

Handbag Trends & Styles:

NEW Handbag Arrivals:


Wheeled book bags are becoming more common among preschoolers and elementary school aged children, all the way to the college crowd. These bags are primarily designed for use where heavy book loads make a traditional backpack uncomfortable or stressful on the back. For secondary school to college, these wheeled backpacks take the strain out of transporting books and belongings: JanSport Wheeled Super Break is the rolling version of the bestselling classic Super Break pack; the Kipling New Runner is rated highly by eBags users.

Price Range: £59.99 - £260.00

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Looking for a pack with more edge, style, and attitude than your traditional backpack? eBags features the coolest brands that offer packs with cutting edge design and fresh colors such as: Eastpak, Dakine, Gravis, Crumpler, Jost, Karrimor, Gravis, Manhattan Portage, Timberland, Kangol, Vaude, Timbuk2, Osprey, and Pakuma. These brands offer totes, messenger bags and slings that can carry laptops, iPods, books and more. Some bags that definitely make the grade in this category are the Crumpler Wonder Weenie, Jost Woodstock Shoulder Bag, Manhattan Portage DJ Bag -Milford Messenger, eBags Kalya Tote, and the Timberland Newmarket Derry.

Price Range: £20.00 – £189.00

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Crumpler Wonder Weenie:

Jost Woodstock Shoulder Bag:

Manhattan Portage DJ Bag:

eBags Kalya Tote:

Timberland Newmarket Derry:


eBags’ selection consists of a full-course menu of bold prints in bright colors such as “yummy” limeade or apple greens, chipotle orange, chocolate chip, hot neons, and soft pastels. For those who want something more traditional for the school season, there are plenty of backpacks and messenger bags in classic black, navy or grey.

Playful prints are also not hard to find this season, with bags that showcase fun, multicolored patterns that come in polka dots, camouflage, floral, paisley, and so much more. You can find bags that make a bold statement or that maintain a cool classic look from brands like Timbuk2, Eastpak, Kipling, and JanSport.

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Eastpak Padded Pak'R Camo:

Kipling Madhouse Firework Red Messenger Bag:

UrbanAccess Pizza Courier - London (looking for something different):


eBags is the world's leading online retailer of backpacks, messengers, luggage, handbags, business cases, and accessories for all lifestyles. With over 6.7 million bags sold internationally, eBags features over 500 brands and more than 30,000 products from brand names such as Samsonite, Kipling, Titan, Hideo Wakamatsu, Crumpler, Dakine, Timberland, Timbuk2, JanSport, Chiarugi, and Jane Shilton. eBags offers over 1.1 million unbiased customer reviews from shoppers around the world, as well as search tools to take the guesswork out of finding a case to fit different size laptops or finding hand luggage that meets new airline regulations. is a part of eBags, Inc. which includes

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• Lunchtime Essentials – These packs help you carry your lunch in ease and style: eBags Slim Lunch Box; Kipling Wolly (including lunch bag).

• Hi-tech Solutions – A backpack or messenger bag with multimedia friendly features designed specifically for the iPod: JanSport Dreamer Bluetooth iPod Backpack and the Eastpak Soundcheck packs.

• Smart Design – A backpack or messenger bag with organization and padded compartments designed to protect your laptop: Pakuma Choroka K2 Computer Messenger; eBags Outlook Messenger.

• Fun with Fashion – A backpack in fashion-forward prints and bold colors: JanSport Superbreak; Converse Chuck Taylor.

• Trendsetting Fashionista – Don’t follow the crowd and set the trends yourself, by choosing from these, fashion-forward handbag designers: Kipling, Billy Bag, Firoelli, Ri2K & BREE.

• Take a Load Off - Wheeled backpacks to take the load of your child’s back: JanSport Wheeled Superbreak; Kipling New Runner

• Urban Messenger – A messenger bag that is utilitarian and makes a statement: Jost Woodstock Shoulder Bag; Manhattan Portage DJ Bag - Timberland Newmarket Derry

• Sports Pack – A backpack for the student athlete: Osprey Focus; Vaude Lion; Eastpak Hudson

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