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.
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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.
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.