If you’re browsing the market for a new bag, you might want to hold off on that oversized tote and cross body chain purse. Backpacks are having a fashion moment again and our inner elementary school selves can rejoice. That’s right, Jansport is still a thing and you can get your back-to-school jollies once again by shopping for an office-friendly backpack for all your notepad, laptop, pen case and makeup bag storage. I can barely contain my excitement.
I first noticed the re-emerging of my '90’s school shopping list favorite in late March, when Lauren Conrad posted a picture on Instagram clad in a black romper, accessorizing for her gal pal’s wedding party with a blush pink backpack. I instantly flashed back to 1995’s Clueless and Cher’s black and white leather mini backpack. I figured, okay, that’s so cute and very Lauren Conrad. End of thought bubble.
This morning, however, Coach posted it’s own backpack-focused Instagram pic. The brand has asked three travelers to bring its Rucksack along for their summer journeys, starting with Andrea Dabene in Washington. So, it’s official ladies — backpacks are a thing and you need to get on this bandwagon ASAP. You know you want to.
Whether you're hitting the beach, traveling cross country or venturing off into the great unknown this summer, you're going to need something to carry all of your out-and-about essentials. You might as well be on trend in doing so, am I right? I've rounded up a list of 15 backpacks you're going to love and find necessary for any and every adventure on your bucket list this summer.
Turnlock Tie Rucksack in Refined Pebble Leather, $495, Coach
2. Focus Space
Focused Space Ivy League Floral Backpack, $55, Urban Outfitters
Faux Leather Backpack, $44, Nordstrom
'Riley' Pebbled Leather Backpack, $425, Nordstrom
5. Marc by Marc Jacobs
'Domo Biker' Leather Backpack, $478, Nordstrom
6. Harper Ave
'Minjun' Faux Patent Leather Backpack, $209, Nordstrom
Smart Leather Backpack, $105, Topshop
Women's Vertical Buckles Backpack Handbag, $35, Target
Women's Polka Dot Canvas Backpack, $30, Target
Stella Crochet Trim Backpack, $40, Tilly's
Hand Over Love Backpack, $39, Tilly's
12. Steve Madden
Posted Backpack, $54, Tilly's
13. Rebecca Minkoff
Julian Backpack, $295, Zappos
14. 3.1 Phillip Lim
The Pashli Textured-Leather Backpack, $975, Net-A-Porter
15. Sophia Webster
Ziggy Watermelin Leather Backpack, $416, Net-A-Porter
You can thank me later.
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