Doubtblush: Wreck the Halls - Eastport Clear Backpack

We've all got a horror story about the time our mom gave us a box filled with tampons and a training bra in front of our entire family that one Christmas, or the time our new boyfriend gave us a membership to an S&M club, or, worse still, diet pills. In honor of the worst gifts we, the Outblush staff, have ever received, we present a special holiday edition of Doubtblush: Wreck the Halls, where we'll tell you the stories of the most awful gifts we've gotten, and find a modern counterpart to it.... You know, just in case you've got a White Elephant party coming up.

Dana here: If you have lots of siblings and tons of cousins, you might know the joy of receiving matching gifts. In our family, all the girls around the same age got the same present, each and every year. Kinda ruined the surprise once you saw cousin Terri open hers. Maybe our family was ahead of the curve, but one Christmas everyone received Clear Backpacks ($9). It wouldn't have been so funny if anyone we went to school with still carried backpacks. We sort of sat there looking at each other, wondering how to act really, really grateful.

It's hard for me to believe, all these years later, that kids are still subjected to these things. First of all, everyone can see everything they're carrying (which, I understand is great for school security), but really, is a little privacy too much to ask? It's this simple: Friends don't let friends carry clear backpacks.

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Tiffany R

Posted on 12.07.10 at 1:17 PM

Clear umbrellas: trendy and chic
Clear cosmetics bag: great for the 311 rule
Clear backpacks: lame


Posted on 12.07.10 at 3:03 PM

While I agree that as fashion this stinks, I'll point out that one of these I got as a promo came in handy. We were at an outdoor sporting event, and only clear bags were allowed in. We were able to bring in sunglasses, sunscreen, earplugs, etc., and we wouldn't have with a regular tote.


Posted on 12.07.10 at 3:23 PM

A lot of schools and workplaces require clear backpacks for safety reasons or to prevent theft.


Posted on 12.07.10 at 7:35 PM

I think it looks really pretty without anything inside it. I can imagine it getting dirty easily though.


Posted on 01.03.11 at 12:27 PM

No one knows if someone fold a gun beside their clothes in the backpack.

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