Fall’s Chicest BackpacksEnter the backpack. Backpacks have evolved to hold far more than our reading material; in fact, designers have made stylish backpacks a staple for the season.
Floral, studded, classic—the backpack has become an imaginative canvas seen throughout fall collections. We’ve done our homework and gathered a list of must-have backpacks for the season.
White After Labor DayIf you think wearing white after Labor Day is a crime worthy of detention, think again. Philipp Plein’s white python bag is one more reason to break the rules. Dare to go darker with the black python alternative.
XS Back Pack ‘Revolver’ at Philipp Plein, $2,808
The ConvertibleCalling all women who love a classy ride but wouldn’t mind driving with their hair blowing in the wind. Zac Zac Posen’s “Eartha Iconic” leather backpack is a versatile choice for the woman who wants it all. The coveted bag comes with a convertible shoulder strap, making it easy to shift from a backpack to a traditional handbag in no time.
Zac Zac Posen “Eartha Iconic” Leather Backpack at Nordstrom, $395
The PrepsterWhen it comes to our favorite backpacks, this Burberry holds Ivy League status. This lightweight canvas backpack lends itself as the perfect accessory for a preppy, put together look. The familiar Burberry check, a pattern synonymous with British glamour, makes this a recognizable statement piece. Despite its scholarly sophistication, the studded leather trim and tassels add a rebellious finish.
Canvas Check Backpack with Studded Leather Trim at Burberry, $995
Foreign ExchangeGlobal studies is one of our favorite subjects, especially when style is involved. This bohemian Rebecca Minkoff backpack is adorned with internationally inspired appointments that we can’t get enough of. The exotic embroidery, delicate beading and mirrored trim give this fringed backpack a free-spirited vibe that’s fit for a traveler.
Rebecca Minkoff ‘Taj’ Backpack at Bloomingdales, $325
The Everyday BagLongchamp has a history of getting the highest marks in the school of handbags and luggage. The lightweight Le Pliage backpack is a simple yet chic bag that belongs in every collection. Inspired by the art of origami, the Le Pliage is foldable and fashion-forward. From a day at the office to a much-needed vacation, this backpack will fit your essentials—and then some.
Garnet Le Pliage Backpack at Longchamp, $125
The Rebel With a CauseWhen we think Diane von Furstenberg, we think of words like “vibrant,” “flowing,” and “feminine.” Let’s add “edgy” to Diane’s resume, shall we? Meet the Love Power leather backpack. DVF’s take on the modern backpack introduces elegance laced with bold rebellion. The mixed metal chains add a wild flair to the functional must-have.
Love Power Large Leather Bag at DVF, $398
The GardenerThe superlative for “Most Likely to Turn Heads” goes to Fendi’s mini floral backpack. The soft powder gray leather is adorned with a multitude of colorful and studded flowers, making this bag bloom into life. Don’t be fooled by its miniature looks, this backpack carries a lot of attitude.
Mini Backpack at Fendi, $2,650