I am a hungry artist living and working in Sydney. I am completing a philosophy degree and enjoy life.
Published January 10th 2017
No crumpled clothes thanks to Crumpler World Square
This popular brand is available in the heart of the city. The World Square store is very neat and the displays look like the visual merchandiser just left. You will be greeted almost upon entry to the store. The staff members are very enthusiastic in wanting to help you and if you just feel like browsing, you might need to be a bit assertive to get them to let you be. Having said that, the quality of the merchandise is very good. It is all geared around the concept of practicality, this unfortunately doesn't come cheap and the prices are a bit expensive. You could consider this an investment, as the bags do tend to last for a long time. In the current 'Feast of Offers' is The Overnighter Bundle that consists of a laptop case bag and a backpack that has a carry handle for $329. The Weekender Bundle for $429 will get you a duffle bag and a small carry suitcase.
This brand uses the camping store model of compartmentalised bags that allow you to be organised and keep everything exactly where you need it. They do seem to be a little bit too prepared – with a bag coming with a 'rain cover' in case it gets wet. The bags are waterproof anyway and it seems like overkill. Some items in your life seem to demand more attention and care than they are worth. I really hope Crumpler bags do not become like this.
The shop produces some sturdy and practical luggage and this is really the star attraction of the shop. However over the shoulder laptop carry bags are popular and if you have the time and inclination you can 'design' your own bag from a standard template and choose the options that suit you, including the colour scheme.
So if you really are unorganised and need a place for everything, then this is the shop for you.