I’ve looked at the Whistles verity backpack (£295) on many occasions but even with the pretty impressive mental gymnastic skills that I possess when it comes to justifying purchases, I still can’t make it add up – either literally or metaphorically.
But the silver formal backpack from New Look (£19.99) on the other hand, is a completely different matter. For something that isn’t go to be an investment purchase of one’s life, £20 seems a much more agreeable amount to pay. Plus the thought of saving £275.01 (not that one would have ever spent that amount in the first place) leaves one feeling perfectly justified in making another purchase…. or two.