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

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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Chanel's Gabrielle bag is one of the biggest It bags this spring.

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Throw your backpack over one shoulder like you'd carry a tote bag.

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Pair a backpack with white to make it stand out.

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Hold your backpack by the top handle instead of using the back straps.

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Stick to a mini version to stay on trend.

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Make a backpack stand out by choosing a colorful style.

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Pair yours with a button-down and jeans.

This white leather backpack is all you need for your summer bag.

The Row's luxe backpack is a modern classic.

Get your hands on one of spring's biggest It bags.

Bring a pop of color to your outfit with this red backpack.

This pastel pink backpack is perfect for springtime. 

Trade in your cross-body bag with this backpack.

Add some color to your outfit and throw on this chic suede backpack. 

Get a head start on the silver space-age trend.

Stick to this neutral, minimal style.

Next, read about the cool sandals celebs can't stop wearing.