- 1 Everlane The Modern Snap Backpack
- 2 Elizabeth and James Satin Backpack
- 3 Clare V. Marcelle Backpack
- 4 Kara Leather Backpack
- 5 WANT Les Essentiels Kastrup
- 6 Marc Jacobs Varsity Pack Large Leather Backpack
- 7 Fjallraven Kanken Backpack
- 8 Mansur Gavriel Mini Backpack
- 9 Baggu Drawstring Backpack
- 10 Gucci Leather-Trimmed Printed Canvas Backpack
- 11 Carhartt WIP Watch Backpack
- 12 Brunello Cucinelli Distressed Leather Backpack
- 13 Patagonia Toromiro Backpack
The 13 Best Backpacks To Buy Now
Finding a good backpack—that is, practical, fashionable, durable, and not reminiscent of our first day of middle school—always proves more difficult than it should be. But we put ourselves up for the challenge. After scouring through dozens of sites, we narrowed down the best bags on the market, so you can tote around your essentials in style...without getting mistaken for a schoolkid.
Everlane The Modern Snap Backpack
Made with water-resistant cotton twill and featuring a padded laptop pocket inside, this is one of the most sensible options for everyday use.
Elizabeth and James Satin Backpack
For a fancier look, we love this backpack finished in shiny satin. Pack it on your next getaway to a fashion-forward city like London or Milan.
Clare V. Marcelle Backpack
While the shoulder straps make this bag super convenient, it's also small enough to tote around by the top handle if your back needs a break. Plus, the mix of neutral colors means you can wear it with pretty much any outfit.
Kara Leather Backpack
This black pebbled leather bag's unique short and stout shape puts a cool spin on the backpacks you grew up using.
WANT Les Essentiels Kastrup
We can't get over how chic this monochrome canvas and leather satchel looks strapped to our backs. But don't let the beauty of it fool you—it's also mega-convenient, with a padded interior laptop sleeve, dual zip closure, and pad lock fastening.
Fjallraven Kanken Backpack
A cool classic designed in 1978, this Fjallraven Kanken backpack never goes out of style and is available in 15(!) different colors.
Mansur Gavriel Mini Backpack
This mini from New York-based label Mansur Gavriel is perfect for when you just need to carry the essentials. It will cost you, but we think the beautiful black suede is well worth the price tag.
Gucci Leather-Trimmed Printed Canvas Backpack
Spice up a simple outfit with this logo-centric drawstring choice. This is the perfect option for a European beach vacation with its relaxed canvas feel.
Carhartt WIP Watch Backpack
The sheer functionality of this backpack is no surprise from the cult-favorite workwear brand Carhartt WIP. It features an interior organizer panel, lots of pockets, a padded back wall, adjustable shoulder straps, and a classic zip-around closure.
Brunello Cucinelli Distressed Leather Backpack
This Italian-made shiny leather bag is all luxury and perfect for a night out.
Patagonia Toromiro Backpack
Go for the big haul with Patagonia's roomy, padded, water-resistant, multi-pocketed pack. It's a perfect pick for hiking trips.
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