Shop the Trend: Backpacks

Alexander WangAlexander Wang

Alexander Wang

I may stand firmly behind the fanny pack — and per the Spring 2012 runways so do Michael Kors and Jean Paul Gaultier — but there's no denying that the backpack has been quicker to catch on. Not only has The Row's $39,000 crocodile backpack already sold-out (much to Anderson Cooper's outrage), but designers' affinity for the acupuncturist-approved bag style shows no signs of slowing down.

CarvenShop the Trend: Backpacks


Seen on countless Spring 2012 runways including at Carven, DW by Kanye West, and Alexander Wang, the backpack has moved beyond the basic nylon Prada-type styles (wildly popular back in the 90s), and are now fashioned in colorful hues, exotic skins, fur, and out-of-the-box shapes. 

Kanye West

DW by Kanye West

Get ahead of Spring 2012 and work this trend now.

Mismo Backpack

The Row Alligator Backpack

Hayden Harnett Voyager Backpack

Shades Of Grey By Micah Cohen The Commuter Backpack, $119.99 (was $179)

BAGGU Foldable Nylon Backpack

Coach Studio Legacy Leather Backpack, $258

Juicy Couture Airbag Backpack

Club Monaco Becky Backpack

Tory Burch Pierson Canvas Backpack


Images: IMAXtree; The Gloss (DW by Kanye West)