Remember when MTV, short for Music Television, played exclusively music videos, showing off Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" and Blackstreet's "No Diggity?" Those were peak '90s MTV — and now, it's coming back, thanks to the Parkland x MTV collaboration that takes nostalgia to another level.
There’s nothing better than MTV in the ‘90s. There was a plethora of amazing music videos (we’re looking at you, “Don’t Speak,” “Wannabe,” and “Semi-Charmed Life”) and TV shows like Daria, The Real World, and Beavis and Butthead. If Parkland is aiming for nostalgia, they definitely nailed it with this collaboration. The logo was synonymous with great music and even better television, so it only makes sense that this collection features the iconic symbol.
The collaboration, which features two items, is a playful nod to the best decade ever. Parkland, a company focused on bringing great designs to useful bags, creates minimalist bags that are both stylish and functional. Just in time for the new school year, or perhaps a new job.
Parkland’s Meadow backpack and Lookout duffle are the two items in the collaboration, featuring playful zig-zags and scribbles in blue and red. If you don’t remember, the MTV logo back in the ’90s was in blue and red, and often featured scribbles.
MTV Meadow Backpack, $47.99, tillys.com
It's got a cute little MTV patch, too.
The MTV Meadow Backpack is the most functional bag you could want: It’s got a 14” laptop sleeve, leather detailing, and a padded back panel and mesh-lined shoulder straps, making it super comfortable, too. So whether you’re using it for school or for a weekend away, you won’t be disappointed.
MTV Lookout Duffel, $29.99, tillys.com
The Parkland MTV Lookout Duffel Bag, on the other hand, is much larger. Perfect for the weekend, the office, or to the gym, its versatility is its greatest asset. It’s even got a removable shoulder strap in case you’d like to carry it by hand. Spacious and playful, it’s a 20-something’s dream bag.
Dropping at Tilly’s, you can shop the two on their website, tillys.com and at parklandmfg.com. Ranging from $30 - $48, they’re perfectly affordable for students. Who's ready to start the new school year fresh with nostalgia?