You Probably Won't Get Through This List Without Buying At Least One Backpack
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Just like comfortable sneakers and wide legged pants, highly practical backpacks are trending again for fall 2017. And thank goodness: Whether you're a student, intern, or anyone else who just has to lug around a ton of sh*t, it's nice to have an accessory option that won't strain your back any time you want to, you know, actually carry something in it.
As the backpack's popularity grows, so does the number of backpack styles you can find with each new season. This fall, we've got a little something for everyone, whether you want a mini backpack (there's no shame in going the fashion-over-function route) or a massive pack to carry your whole life around in on a daily basis. As always, there's plenty of canvas and leather for the backpack purists, but we also get our fair share of bold patterns, metallic finishes, and even some furry options. Scroll through to see the coolest backpacks available to buy right now.
Crushed Velvet Mini
AEO Drawcord Mini Backpack, $30, American Eagle Outfitters
Looking for a backpack to wear to all your holiday parties? This crushed velvet mini should do the trick.
Classics Freestyle Backpack, $55, Reebok
This white leather bag is practically the definition of athleisure.
Pink Faux Fur Backpack, $60, Skinnydip London
Have we died and gone to fluffy, pink, backpack heaven?!
Lorimer The Heights Backpack, $85, STATE
This not-so-mellow-yellow bag comes with a padded pocket made especially for a 13" laptop — and you can comfortably fit one up to 15 inches in the main compartment, too.
Kipling For UO Keeper Backpack, $89, Urban Outfitters
Excellent news: Urban Outfitters and Kipling have teamed up to bring back your favorite bag from the '90s. We missed you, monkey keychain!
Lemon and Leaf Backpack, $52, Society6
Your favorite source for trendy art prints is making backpacks now! You can choose from over a thousand of Society6's patterns for your bag.
Get It Together Backpack — Denim, $78, Ban.do
There's no such thing as too much denim, especially when we're talking about a double denim backpack with a handy, padded laptop sleeve inside.
The Petra Backpack, $330, Everlane
This. Backpack. Is. So. Chic. Too small for a laptop, it's more like a (cooler) substitute for your autumn purse.
ASOS Embroidered Backpack, $45, ASOS
Embroidery is also a massive trend for fall, but this pattern's unexpected pastel coloring makes it particularly cool.
Dakota Backpack, $175, Dagne Dover
This backpack might be the most versatile on the list: It features dedicated slots for your gym sneakers, wallet, phone, lip balm, keys, and laptop, and is made of quick-drying neoprene.
Clear Holo Backpack, $50, Skinnydip London
Yes, it's clear, but the holo finish makes it less easy for strangers to see all your stuff. Plus, it's small enough to wear to parties without having to worry about whipping everyone in the face.
Royal Purple City Backpack, $350, Latitu°
If you're seeking a backpack that goes above and beyond the average day-to-day wear, look no further. This one's by far the biggest on this list, and features a solid bottom that won't suffer wear and tear as quickly as your traditional, soft bag.
Studded Black Mini
Cool School Leeza Backpack, $95, Guess
Is there anything cooler than leather and studs?
Slim Lorimer Kensington, $90, STATE
The not-quite-camo print on this polyester bag gets an extra dose of cool from the millennial pink accents.
The Modern Twill Single Snap Backpack, $55, Everlane
Burgundy never really goes out of style for fall, and it's close enough to a neutral to rock on an everyday basis.
Black Bucket Bag
CLEW Backpack, $195, Tictail
A black bucket bag goes with essentially every outfit, making this little number perfect for everyday wear.
Brown Leather Bucket
Leather Backpack Bucket Bag, $140, Abercrombie
Unlike lots of drawstring bags, this sturdy leather one actually stays closed, no matter how much you stuff it.
Backpack, $25, H&M Stores
The subtle, reflective finish on this bag helps it stand out in a way that still goes well with any outfit you choose.
Canvas Block Print Day Pack, $80, Vineyard Vines
For the preppier minded, this Vineyard Vines number should be a dream come true.
Go forth and schelp, my friends.
Additional Styling: Gabrielle Prescod
Design: Brit Phillips
Photo Assistant: Sepp Dasbach