WIMB: Parker Convertible Backpack 16

MrsHinzo

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The Parker Convertible Backpack with Tea Rose Stones is a small bag. According to the Coach website it measures 6 3/4" (L) x 7 1/2" (H) x 3 1/2" (W).

I’m going to start this post by saying, those dimensions are misleading. The bags width narrows at the top when closed to 2”. This is a big deal on such a small bag. (See picture below, blue line indicates the 2”)

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In theory it would be 3-1/2” if you never intended on closing the top flap. That is not the way this bag is meant to be used though. (See picture below on how it looks when completely open at the 3-1/2”)

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This design comes with limitations and prevents you from filling it with anything other than “bare essentials”.

What’s in my bag?

Zippy Multicartes Wallet
Compact Mirror
Eos Lip Balm
iPhone 8
Warby Parker Glasses
6 Key Holder

This leaves my bag filled to the brim. I can probably fit a lipstick or gloss, but the bag is full.

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Even with all of these items the bag still closes as it should. In the end this bag is not meant to be a carry all. It is meant for what you NEED.

It also converts from a backpack to a shoulder bag, to a top handle, and finally to a crossbody. It’s very easy to convert to any of these positions. The length of the chain is perfect in my opinion.
 

babydau

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THANK YOU! Omg thank you thank you thank you! This truly helps! I live in a state without all these pretty stores and I’d have to drive to Mall of America - 8 hour drive away - just to try it on! Thank you sooo much
 

Annawakes

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Thanks for the pics! How do you convert the backpack straps to one long strap for shoulder/Crossbody use? Could you post a pic?

I tried on the regular Parker in a dept store and the only way I could figure out is to clip the two clips together (at each end of the backpack strap)? But it creates a big uncomfortable bump?
 

MrsHinzo

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Thanks for the pics! How do you convert the backpack straps to one long strap for shoulder/Crossbody use? Could you post a pic?

I tried on the regular Parker in a dept store and the only way I could figure out is to clip the two clips together (at each end of the backpack strap)? But it creates a big uncomfortable bump?

I’m took pictures to try and explain.
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Look at the circled areas... it has clips. You clip the hooks there. And that’s how your convertible options begin.

Shoulder bag option:
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Crossbody option:
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Backpack option:
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I hope this helps!!
 

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Annawakes

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I’m took pictures to try and explain.
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Look at the circled areas... it has clips. You clip the hooks there. And that’s how your convertible options begin.

Shoulder bag option:
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Crossbody option:
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Backpack option:
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I hope this helps!!
Ohhhhh!!!! Thank you so much! I see now. I did not notice those little loops you circled, when I was in the department store. Thank you for taking the time to explain and post pics and mod shots. The bag is so cute! My fave part is the zipper pocket in the back. Not many backpacks have those.

I think I will get the regular size in black. Thanks again! :flowers:
 

MrsHinzo

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Thanks for the post in details and what can be fit in there. I saw that you have Alma BB as well. Which bag can fit more? Alma BB or Parker 16? Thanks!

They both hold about the same honestly. I think the Alma BB has a more natural comfortable fit for the items because of its shape and opening. I LOVE my Alma BB. It’s the first bag I ever own multiples of. That should say something about it.
 

Nat_CAN

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They both hold about the same honestly. I think the Alma BB has a more natural comfortable fit for the items because of its shape and opening. I LOVE my Alma BB. It’s the first bag I ever own multiples of. That should say something about it.
Thanks! I also have Alma BB so I don’t think I need the Parker if it doesn’t hold more :smile:.
 
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