The 15 Best Backpacks to Buy Right Now
A backpack is always a good move. It's helpful when you need to carry a bunch of stuff for travel, and if you pick the right one, it can certainly be stylish enough for most occasions. (Some even argue that it can pass for a work bag.) Whether its a trendy mix of colors and prints or a sleek leather option, here are the 15 best backpacks to step up your style game.
1| Louis Vuitton Christopher Backpack GM
The Christopher is a celebrity favorite for a reason. It's oversized shape, inspired by hiking backpacks, makes it the perfect alternative to an overnight bag as well as a stylish travel backpack. Aside from the main compartment, the backpack has large exterior pockets that add to its functionality.
2| Gucci Vintage Canvas Backpack
Take some notes from Peter Sellers, one of Gucci's most famous clients, and pick up this backpack with the house's green and red Web stripe. While the beige gives this backpack a vintage appearance, the leather trim and metal details make it a current option with a summer feel.
Price upon request, gucci.com
3| Hermès Flash Backpack
Hermes' Flash backpack was made for day-to-day use. It features contrasting rigid bases and supple bodies inspired by trunks. Done in Evercolor calfskin, the Flash backpack has an inside pocket, leather tab closure, and palladium plated hardware—a complete upgrade from the backpack of your childhood.
4| Bally Bro
Bally has stepped a couple of things up since hiring Morad Tabrizi as brand director. And it shows on the brand's most recent offerings, including backpacks. With a front pocket made from teddy bear fabric, and shoulder straps which feature a chevron motif, this backpack is equal parts fun and functional.
Price upon request, ballyofswitzerland.com
5| Coach Academy Backpack
The backpack gets a more spacious and technical upgrade under Coach. The Academy backpack was designed for use at work, with a tech sleeve and a zip laptop pocket. It's crafted in durable leather with eye-catching orange accents.
Price upon request, coach.com
6| Givenchy Backpack
For a less formal choice, Givenchy's nylon multi-pocket backpack is one to consider. It has leather reinforcements, a yellow elastic zipper pull, and a removable shoulder strap which allows it to be carried as a messenger bag.
7| Off-White Multicolor Arrows Backpack
Off-White's backpack is a no-fuss version that's traditional in all aspects save for the brand's signature arrows. Made in nylon, its a backpack that functions like a school backpack with a more elevated look.
8| Bottega Veneta Large Backpack in Butter Calf
Inspired by Bottega Veneta's intrecciato weave, this backpack has a dimensional look that's sleek and modern. Not to mention, its made in exceptionally thin and supple calfskin that makes it lightweight and perfect for daily use and travel.
9| Prada Fabric Backpack
Prada's famous nylon backpacks are still as reliable as they were since they were launched in the '90s. Prada's take on the backpack has Saffiano leather trim, palladium hardware, several compartments inside and out, a padded back, and a nondescript triangle logo on the side.
10| Burberry Logo Detail Nylon Drawcord Backpack
Skip the zipper with this Burberry backpack. With a drawcord closure, this backpack features a jacquard-woven logo, Italian-tanned leather trims, and multiple pockets.
11| Saint Laurent City Sailor Canvas Backpack
This sailor-style backpack is the perfect mix of rugged and stylish. With one adjustable strap, top handle, and a zippered pocket, it's made for casual and relaxed days.
12| Versace Barocco Istante Leather Backpack
Versace puts a twist on the leather backpack with the addition of its Baracco Istante print. Aside from the striking print, the backpack is functional too with a double zip closure, top handle, metal hooks, and adjustable shoulder straps.
Price upon request, versace.com
13| Loewe Goya Rugby Backpack
Season after season, Loewe reimagines the Goya in different colors and prints. This year, it appears in an unlikely marine and yellow combination. Apart from the mix of classic calf and nylon, the backpack's shoulder straps also offer an interesting element.
14| Eastpak x Raf Simons Poster Padded Satin Boy Blue
Raf Simons' Eastpak collab is going strong. One of its latest releases, the poster padded backpack, is a take on Eastpak's classic Padded Pak'r which features a print of a "subculture personality." Inside, you'll find a roomy compartment and a padded laptop sleeve.
Price upon request, eastpak.com
15| Balenciaga Greenbelt Small Explorer
Though a strong trend, neon green is certainly not for everyone. If you're one of the few who can pull it off, then Balenciaga is worth taking a look at. What makes this otherwise regular backpack is its color that will no doubt offer a contrast against any look.