Ladies and gentlemen, backpacks are officially back! Forget the mini backpacks of the 90s, today's styles are functional, efficient, and very fashionable. Take a look at some of these fashion forward backpacks that will definitely have you taking notice.
Billykirk OC Exclusive Rucksack
This canvas bag is true to the backpack aesthetic, however, it is functional and fun at the same time. Using colors that pop, but don't go over the top, contrasting trim and pockets keep your eyes entertained. The designers pride themselves on making bags that will survive the "test of time" so you are sure to have this baby around for a while.
$440 at Opening Ceremony
Canvas Flatpack by Duluth
This canvas flap front backpack with thin leather straps is a clean and chic look for a casual woman. Available in natural or brown, it is perfect for an everyday purse substitue. Whether you are going on a shopping trip or meeting friends for lunch, this bag can be a great companion.
$265 at Barney's
Classic Q Backpack by Marc by Marc Jacobs
A traditional design has been taken to a luxe level with pebbled leather, adding a touch of femininity to its shape. A chic handbag substitute for a casual day or even for a work day if you are a woman on the move, and who doesn't love a Marc Jacobs bag?
$458 at Endless.com
Thompson Leather One Shoulder Backpack by Coach
This one shoulder backpack adds a twist to the traditional design and is available in six different colors. It's made of a lightweight cow hide and was first introduced in Japan where it sold out almost immediately. Its minimalist and simple design is very appealing and a definite fashion asset to anyone as well as a completely functional piece.
$278 at Coach
Colorblock Backpack by Pierre Hardy
This backpack is colorblocked in grey, blue, and plum with trims of cream, taking advantage of one of the season's top trends. Constructed of neoprene and lined in leather, it has tons of extra pockets for valuables in addition to other things.
$1650 at Barney's
LeSportsac Voyager Backpack in Black Shine
This backpack is good to add some fire to your daywear with its black patent nylon finish. Shaped much like a traditional adult backpack, this bag has extra pockets, a drawstring closer, and a buckle clasp in the front. It has received rave reviews from customers emphasizing how "nice and roomy" it is in addition to being pretty stylish.
$120 at Bloomingdale's
Black Night Fringe Marlena Backpack
Constructed of lightweight nylon with Italian leather fringe, this backpack is the whole package—fashionable, flirty, and functional. With interior as well as outside pockets, this bag can hold your iPad, business cards, cell phone, whatever you need. It's an easy way to get around while looking completely fabulous.
$450 at MZ Wallace
Crocodile Backpack by Santiago Gonzalez
They say to never smile at a crocodile, but we are making an exception here. This backpack is actually designed for men, though it would look wonderful on any woman. It's a luxurious bag with two main compartments in addition to a back comparment and a couple open side pockets. Made from signature Colombian Crocodile, this item is a chic and sophisticated addition to anyone's wardrobe.
$5500 at Neiman Marcus
San Clemente Backpack by Lucky Brand
The combination of ikat pattern, fringe, and beads is a perfect equation for a casual bag that keeps you looking trendy as well.
$99 at Macy's
Large Tessuto Backpack by Prada
Available in orange as well as royal blue, this nylon bag is trimmed in saffiano calfskin. Showing the traditional triangle shaped emblem of the Prada label, this bag is just a fun and easy way to tote your belongings. Scoop one up today and you will definitely stand out.
$750 at Neiman Marcus