Runway to Hight Street: The Spring 2014 Backpack Trend is Here

If luxurious arm candy is your thing, then you better think again this spring as backpacks are slowly filtering through and becoming the ordre du jour. If we cast our minds back to London’s Spring 2014 runways, many of our favourite designers were working this mini trend in several variations. One of the most memorable had to be designer Christopher Raeburn, and quite simply because of the sheer size of the backpacks — larger than life was definitely key!

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Raeburn (above left and centre) swayed between cool mesh backpacks that oozed sports luxe appeal to soft almost watercolour like designs in spring-ready pastel shades. At the other end of the spectrum, Topshop Unique (above right) offered a bold graphic print, and again an oversized backpack, which is perfect for making a statement.

The high street is already catching on to this trend, and we’re seeing several variations of the backpack currently available in stores. The best news is, if you’re a little scared of sporting such a gigantic backpack, the majority that are currently available have been scaled down to a much more chic size, instead making a statement via choice of fabric or design.

So, if your accessories need an update, why not try out this mini trend? To help you along, we’ve selected a few of our favourite backpacks that are currently available online.

  shop back pack picks

1) Topshop's Croc roll top leather backpack £80, 2) Cambridge Satchel at ASOS' Portrait satchel backpack £165 3) River Island's coral quilted ruckcsack £30, 4) Accessorize's Two-Tone rucksack £35, 5) Topshop's Suede tassle backpack £65.