Collegiate Class: 11 University-Approved Backpacks
Tailgates, Greek life, and the power to sleep-in—what’s not to love about college life? As students go back to school this fall, there’s one element of college we can’t ignore: the desire to achieve every aspiration you imagine. As your big dreams become a reality, set forth in style with a backpack to match your acceptance letter. Get an A+ in style with classy and collegiate backpacks to match a few of our favorite universities:
Florida International University
Florida International University is a Miami-must, attracting a vast international population and allowing students to study pieces of Miami’s melting pot. Show your Panther Pride with Burberry’s ink blue rucksack with gold metallic hardware. Your roar will be heard all semester long.
The Medium Rucksack in Two-tone Nylon and Leather at Burberry, $1,250
Florida State University
Your college professors may not give out gold stars, but that doesn’t mean you can’t earn your own. If you’re planning on becoming a Seminole at Tallahassee’s Florida State University, you’re going to need to stock up on garnet and, of course, gold. Show your school spirit on and off the stadium stands with Chloe’s poised and proper ‘Faye’ backpack in a rich garnet tone.
Chloe Small Faye Backpack at Bloomingdale’s, $1,850
Founded in 1764, Brown University has a reputation for being one of the nine Colonial Colleges chartered before the American Revolution! Lucky for you, Louis Vuitton’s timeless prestige and chic styles can start a revolution of its own. This mini Palm Springs Backpack will fit the key essentials as you walk gracefully between the historical halls of this Rhode Island institution. The sweet mini version in soft monogram canvas sports a multi-positional strap for cross-body wear in Brown’s key color. Pair it with cardinal red and white to show off your pride.
Palm Springs Backpack Mini at Louis Vuitton, $1,860
University of Miami
Did you really think we’d share a list of unversities without paying tribute to “The U”? Fendi’s Mini Back to School Backpack is the perfect complement to your Sebastian the Ibis game day t-shirt. It’s chic and compact fit makes it the ideal bag to get you from one building to another building without added bulk.
Mini Back to School Backpack at Fendi, $1,680
University of Florida
Want to make your rivals feel like gator bait? Givenchy’s printed backpack is fierce enough to set the tone. The playful print features an identical UF-hue, turning heads at any pep rally or campus pride day. The silhouette may be inspired by the old-school backpacks of younger days, but Givenchy stamps this design with unconventional edge.
Printed Backpack at Givenchy, $1,345
Massachusetts’ stroke of genius, Harvard University, is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the United States. It’s only a seamless fit that Gucci, a true heritage brand of America, be paired with our country’s prized Ivy League. Celebrate the school year with a Crimson-colored Coach bag that’s worthy of Elle Woods’ approval. Who could object this two-toned leather stunner?
Manhattan Backpack at Coach, $650
Blue, white and a whole lot of wisdom. Yale University is one of the most desirable schools in the country, so why not wear a coveted bag to class? You earned it!
Beris Leather Backpack at Bally, $1,895
MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Have your sights set on attending a school of the future? MIT is the closest thing to it. With advanced robotics programs and world-renowned technology, MIT is the place to be when wanting to impact the globe with groundbreaking technologies and unparalleled research. Make first impressions count with Prada’s tongue-in-cheek robot backpack. We calculate that you’ll be the most fabulous engineering student on campus.
Prada Robot Backpack at Bloomingdale’s, $1,600
New York University
Woody Allen, Aziz Ansari, Judy Blume—are you ready to join the ranks and graduate from NYU alongside some of the most notable names in talent? The Longchamp Le Pliage is a perfect fit for NYU’s recognizable purple hue.
Le Pliage Backpack at Longchamp, $125
Vanderbilt University’s class colors are just as chic as they are simple. Adorned with studs and feminine butterflies, this Gucci backpack will give you summa cum laude style.
Gucci Marmont Studded Backpack at Gucci, $1,950
University of California, Los Angeles
Enrolled in a full-ride to La La Land? Fit right in to Los Angeles’ stylish culture while never missing a beat in class with Rebecca Minkoff’s Julian Backpack. UCLA’s blue never looked so good.
Rebecca Minkoff “Medium Julian” Backpack at Nordstrom, $245