Randoseru Page 1
2010 was the year of a lot of things. But, undoubtedly, it was also the year of the backpack. Don’t believe us? Well, you should. We ushered in the trend way back in April, and ever since then we’ve been talking up a storm about rucksacks, bookbags, knapsacks and randoseru (and yes, that is a thing).
Our love of backpacks is no secret — we can’t get enough of the things. They’re completely utilitarian, they’ve been made in ultra-stylish shapes and colorways over the past few seasons, and they’re a lot less painful and cumbersome than the shoulder bags we normally end up schlepping around town. And we were super excited when, in the course of our should-we-invest-in-a-new-backpack research, we found what’s called a randoseru, a traditional Japanese children’s backpack.