T+L Reports: Randoseru Backpack
Published: April 2009
By Aric Chen
First came Hello Kitty, then Pokémon. Now Japanese schoolkids have given the pop-culture world the Randoseru backpack ($169). A mainstay among Tokyo’s trendsetting kindergarten set, it’s been given an adult makeover by Tokyo-based hipster designer Hideo Wakamatsu. The polyurethane frame and nylon straps are larger, and Wakamatsu has added a canine mascot named Olivier—perfect for your inner child. 415/255-3029; www.hideostore.com.