16 Designer Backpacks That Are Fully Grown Up


From logomania to sleek leather, backpacks aren’t just for the kids anymore.

What goes up must come down. It’s just the science of a trend. And after the height of the mini bag—a trend that saw an explosion of microscopic bags hardly capable of holding a tube of lip gloss and an iPhone at the same time—came the resurgence of oversized totes, slouchy shoulder bags, and functional backpacks. But the latter aren’t the knapsacks you lugged through the halls of your high school. We’re talking luxury carryalls from favorite designers and emerging, need-to-know brands. Ahead, the best luxe, grown-up backpacks to shop this season.

Sexy Choc Crystal-Embellished Glossed-Leather Backpack

Roger Vivier is known for making the shoes of our dreams, and now this sophisticated mini backpack is next on the list.

Nylon Mini Backpack

Play with summer’s hottest trend in the form of a fully functional, but incredibly chic, nylon mini backpack.

Mini Backpack

Sleek and mini, this is the backpack that will last a lifetime.

Marcelle Backpack

If you’re not totally sold on the graphic stripe trend, look to Clare V’s backpack version.

White Diag Backpack

Channel your inner hypebeast with this downtown-cool backpack.

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