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

Photo: Ashley Batz/Bustle. Coat: Topshop. Earrings: The Last Line.

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.

White Leather

Photo: Ashley Batz/Bustle. Dress: H&M.

Classics Freestyle Backpack, $55, Reebok

This white leather bag is practically the definition of athleisure.

Pink Fur

Photo: Ashley Batz/Bustle. Coat: Alice + Olivia by Stacy Bendet.

Pink Faux Fur Backpack, $60, Skinnydip London

Have we died and gone to fluffy, pink, backpack heaven?!

Yellow Nylon

Photo: Ashley Batz/Bustle. Sweater: Zadig & Voltaire. Earrings: The Last Line.

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.

'90s Throwback

Photo: Ashley Batz/Bustle. Sweater and skirt: Tory Burch.

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 Print

Photo: Ashley Batz/Bustle. Dress: For Love and Lemons. Earrings: The Last Line

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.

Double Denim

Photo: Ashley Batz/Bustle. Jacket: Veda. Jeans: Moussy.

Get It Together Backpack — Denim, $78,

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.

Camel Leather

Photo: Ashley Batz/Bustle. Top and pants: Ulla Johnson.

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.


Photo: Ashley Batz/Bustle. Shirt: Madewell. Skirt: Topshop.

ASOS Embroidered Backpack, $45, ASOS

Embroidery is also a massive trend for fall, but this pattern's unexpected pastel coloring makes it particularly cool.

Army Green

Photo: Ashley Batz/Bustle. Coat: The Arrivals.

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.

Holographic Mini

Photo: Ashley Batz/Bustle. Top: H&M. Skirt: Topshop.

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.

Dark Purple

Photo: Ashley Batz/Bustle. Dress: Coach.

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

Photo: Ashley Batz/Bustle. Jacket: The Arrivals. Pants: Zadig & Voltaire.

Cool School Leeza Backpack, $95, Guess

Is there anything cooler than leather and studs?

Abstract Camo

Photo: Ashley Batz/Bustle. Coat: Forever 21.

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.

Maroon Canvas

Photo: Ashley Batz/Bustle. Dress: Public School.

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

Photo: Ashley Batz/Bustle. Jacket and pants: Zadig & Voltaire.

CLEW Backpack, $195, Tictail

A black bucket bag goes with essentially every outfit, making this little number perfect for everyday wear.

Brown Leather Bucket

Photo: Ashley Batz/Bustle. Coat: Tory Burch.

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.

Silver Nylon

Photo: Ashley Batz/Bustle. Top and Pants: Filles Papa.

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.

Pink Paisley

Photo: Ashley Batz. Dress and coat: kate spade new york

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