My mom and I are going to NYC at the end of March. My mom spoke with my world traveling aunt and she suggested just using a backpack so everything is handy. I think this is just too touristy. Bear in mind that I am a bag snob and my mom figures if it's black, they are all the same. Will she look too lame using a plain backpack or should I have her use my vintage LV backpack? I have a large DB locksak I planned to use but worry that it might get to heavy on my shoulder lugging it and all my stuff around all day. I would hate to admit my mom might be right about using a backpack.