Comfort Chic: The Return Of The Backpack; Rediscovering Max Mara’s Country Club Coat

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For centuries, women have lived with the pain of waist-whittling corsets1 (or the modern ugly sausage casings known as Spanx) . While mile-high heels and  back-breaking, budget busting bags have sent some of us to an orthopedic specialist or for rehab, spring/summer 2013

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang

Gucci

Gucci

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The Row

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The Row

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Chanel

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Louis Vuitton

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Louis Vuitton

collections signal shoulder and wrist strain may be on the wane with the return of the backpack. (Even Jane Birkin admits to wrist woes from her Birkin).

Hermes-5

Hermes

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Max Mara 101801 Country Club Classic Wool/Cashmere Reefer/Polo Coat, $2200

Add the debutante slouch of Max Mara’s essential 10180 camel polo coat and a pair of flat, smoking127437864426549167_1pGFNtxL_c slippers and you have classic comfort chic for busy lives and punishing concrete sidewals.  Yes, prices still hurt and the mood06_ai10_101801-gall mood01_ai10_101801-gall mood05_ai10_101801-gallHermes backpack (or rucksack as the books and everything else carriers are known in the U.K) is as expected the best of breed.

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