I had recently been using a backpack for my work bag because having my hands and arms free was so much easier but it wasn’t the best. My friend showed me the Gemini and I knew I had to give it a try. And I love it! I haven’t used it as a crossbody because I’ve kept the strap strictly for the backpack. It sits high on my back so it doesn’t bump around annoyingly and the straps are long enough for me to wear a thicker coat and still be able to fit my arms through. Having the normal purse straps is helpful for when I need to quickly grab it up and go. Definitely a must try for any woman who needs to carry a lot of items.
I usually tend to only buy purses in-person. The one or two times I have online in the past turned out horribly. Thanks to Instagram advertising, I stumbled upon White Elm totally sucked in when I saw the “working mom” description of this particular sized bag, and it intrigued me enough to buy it after seeing all of the pockets and compartments. I’m not a backpack purse type of person, but this also doubles as a shoulder strap/messenger bag also. I don’t really have anything negative to say, the only thing I would say is just I wish it had a inside zipper pocket, or maybe one on the outside-back of it, but that’s just a preference thing. The amount of space and also that it’s structured is awesome! Also a plus is that the pockets are all their own defined pockets, not like some bags that appear to be sectioned off but really it’s one large space and your things slide all around. I can’t say anything about using it to carry a laptop because I won’t be using it for that, however it holds of a ton of stuff and still will zipper shut. It also has the metal feet on the bottom! Plus it feels like it can definitely hold the weight, and won’t end up ripping or falling apart. Amazing quality, great patterns/colors (I got the plaid one), the hardware is all amazing as well. You cannot go wrong getting this bag if you’re in need of space and something that is built to last. I would highly recommend it to anyone, not just moms, and will definitely be a repeat customer!
I have never considered myself a bag person but this set has changed all my feelings about bags :) I absolutely love it!!! Cute and functional!
Gemini Convertible Backpack - Plaid
I loved this bag from the moment I saw it. I did lots of research and knew that the backpack element to this bag (along with all the cute pockets and tassles) was it. I do love the bag in terms of the functionality. I was just super disappointed to open the box and the wrapper to be greeted by a terrible plastic smell. The smell was a bit overwhelming and I left it outside to air out for awhile - but the smell still kind of lingers a week later. Not sure how to describe it. Also the handles are very squeeky from the material used so that's a small pet peeve of mine. I still will use this bag because there's just nothing else out there like this and the backpack function is amazing. I just hope that maybe something can be done to help with air out the bags? Not sure.