Don't Fight It: This Bag Trend Is Happening (Again)

Kristen Nichols

Backpacks, probably the first accessory you ever carried, have morphed into a completely grown-up trend. But we’re not talking about the oversize versions you stuffed books into. New stylish backpacks come in shrunken sizes that are perfect for throwing in just your essentials. Practically every designer has a version—even Chanel has a quilted leather backpack in its new collection of Gabrielle bags.

Follow the lead of fashion girls and borrow a few of their styling tips to make the bags look chic. Sling the back over one shoulder to mimic the look of a tote bag. Or hold it by the top handle instead of using the back straps. We sourced 15 stylish backpacks for you to shop. From sleek and polished to casual and cool, you’re sure to find an option.

Keep reading to see how street style stars are wearing them and then shop stylish backpacks from Fendi, The Row, Mansur Gavriel, and more.

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