Our Favorite Backpacks for Back to School Season

Backpacks have come a long way since those bulky canvas versions ruled our middle schools. In sleek shapes, interesting textures, and punchy colors, these convenient carriers have become statement-making accessories. Whether you’re still in school or already in the workforce, your wardrobe could certainly benefit from the addition of a fashion-forward backpack, which offers a fun, practical alternative to shoulder bags and totes.

Scroll down to shop our nine stylish picks!

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    Cooperative Oliver Structured Backpack ($69) in Navy

    Patent leather straps add a stylish detail to this vegan leather backpack.

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    Harper Ave Philip Leather Backpack ($210)

    This glossy Harper Ave bag comes in a sophisticated cream shade.

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    Tory Burch Marion Backpack ($350) in Jasper

    This striking red Tory Burch bag comes with plenty of interior compartments for easy organization.

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    Henri Bendel Bowery Backpack ($398)

    The clean, minimalistic look of this backpack makes it perfect for carrying from class to after-hours drinks.

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    Vince Camuto Robyn Backpack ($298) in Black

    This bag features gold hardware and a structured silhouette that’ll have you feeling almost too cool for school.

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    Deux Lux Karma Backpack ($130) in Ivory

    The addition of neon fringe makes this a playful and stylish choice.

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    Kate Spade New York Cobble Hill Backpack ($348) in Laguna

    The best part about this cool carrier? Its deep blue shade is surprisingly versatile.

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    Nasty Gal Bad Kids Backpack ($68)

    This blacked-out bag is shaped like an ordinary school backpack, but its pebbled texture makes it way more stylish.

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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Mini Domo Arigato Packrat Backpack ($178) in Twilight Navy

    Take the jean-on-jean look to a new level with this sporty version.

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