Alright ladies, let's pack up our huge totes, shoulder flap bags and mini cross bodies - there's a new bag trend that you don't want to miss out on. It seems as though intellectuals and university students decided to become BFFs with the fashionable It-girls and boys of the world - and the outcome is to die for. Fashion met function, style met practicality and the finished product is none other then...wait for it...a backpack. Yes, the two-strapped-back companion that you thought you would never see again after graduation has returned, and it's better than ever. From the street to the runway, backpacks are everywhere. Who would've thought?
Let's get one thing straight - we're not talking about all backpacks. Your mountain climbing backpacks and wheeled, luggage backpacks (remember those?) can remain hidden at the bottom of your closet and realistically should never see the light of day again. However, the modern individual has a million things to carry with them throughout their day so naturally, a backpack is the most convenient and efficient option. It makes sense. From smartphones, to laptops, tablets, folders, wallet, keys and all those loose papers you'll definitely lose eventually - backpacks keep your essentials organized and in place. Whether you're travelling, going to work or school, or just running errands, there is a stylish backpack out there that will keep you looking chic and assembled.
So if you're the kind of person that has a passion for fashion but is also in desperate need of a pragmatic bag, we've got you covered. Goyard, Saint Laurent and Tom Ford are just a few designers to release stunning backpacks that can comfortably carry your whole world with you wherever you go. The great thing about larger backpacks is that most of them are unisex. Here are a few of our faves:
Goyard Alpin in coated Goyardine and leather
Tom Ford Buckley in grained leather
Saint Laurent LouLou in matelassé leather
Louis Vuitton Christopher PM in Epi leather
Prada Vela in shell and textured leather
Now, for those of you that are obsessing over the backpack trend but don't have tons to carry - don't worry. As a matter of fact, since mini bags were the latest It-bags to have in your wardrobe, the mini backpack is the ultimate new must-have. Almost purse-like, the mini backpack often has a long strap and top handle, allowing it to be worn cross body, over the shoulder, or carried in hand. Although the whole point of a backpack is to be handsfree, it's still nice to have the option.
Designers everywhere have produced avant-garde tiny backpacks ideal for the contemporary young woman, including Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Gucci among countless others. Recently, women want to go about their days without having the responsibility of carrying a bag around, which is why the mini backpack is such an essential staple. Check out our current crushes:
Chanel Small Gabrielle backpack in lizard leather
Louis Vuitton Palm Springs backpack in monogram canvas
Chloé Faye backpack in suede and calfskin
Valentino Garavani in pink crinkled leather
Gucci Padlock GG Supreme backpack in monogram canvas and leather
It's safe to say that investing in a backpack this season is a good decision. No matter the occasion, style, or designer, having a bag by your back-side is a necessity. Stylish, sleek and sophisticated, we've got a feeling that this trend is here to stay.
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By: Isabel de Carteret