Much to my delight, I found a designer, Kara Buttimer, who definitely gets it when you are talking about incorporating fashion, style and functionality into backpacks. In 2003, she founded the brand of KaraB for her line of laptop bags and backpacks. As she has past that dreaded 5-year mark for designers, Kara Buttimer is doing a great job of capturing a market share with her stylish accessories.
She's kept her line to just four different bag styles ...
Each style has special features to make it even more useful than the usual bag—from adjustable shoulder straps to styles that convert from a briefcase to a backpack. Using easy-to-care-for fabrics that range from neon bright faux patent leathers to sophisticated tweeds, every season offers a new collection of fabulous fabrics and colors.
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