Fjällräven Sling Kånken

I have written before about the beloved Swedish Fjällräven Kånken. Used in its many iterations (collaboration versions, leather straps, rainbow straps) by young and old in Sweden, it is almost a national treasure. They are ubiquitous yet never seem to become passé. Maybe they are timeless, or rooted so deeply in everyday Swedish life that they transcend the tides of fashion.

Lately I have been seeing more of these ones – smaller crossbody versions in the same design as the backpack. They look really nice and would be perfect for a day out or for a travel bag to hold essentials. I think I like them so much because they are a mini version of a familiar object.


Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

4 thoughts

  1. I am seriously considering one for my work days to hold my wallet, keys and phone. And also so that I can use my bigger Kanken for my school things… Thank you forever for all the inspiration (although my bank account is far less enthusiastic about this!…). But I’m wondering if I wouldn’t look too “kankenified”!

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