i have a problem and it seems im not the only one, but im definitely one of those really bad cases. i enjoy stuffing my handbags or backpacks to the brim until they get so heavy i turn into the hunchback and the straps just snap right off. this is unavoidable with me no matter how durable the bag. i always like to have my camera, wallet, some makeup, itouch, big headphones on me and thats just the minimum. when its school time i need snacks, laptop and books on top of that.
i havent found any other nice handbags, but backpack wise im definitely going with HERSCHEL for this years back to school. they are durable and have a nice clean design. i like the synthetic leather, the detailing and im so set on the black/brown combo. this canadian bag brand is selling various models including backpacks with a hat compartment if you are that much of a cap junkie. they also sell duffels and fanny packs! they can be bought at off the hook (if you live in montreal) or need supply online.