The backpack has certainly come a long way from the kind I used to use to carry all my books to school! These days the backpack is super stylish, often comes in a great colour palette and and has the right amount of understated detailing to make it a classic piece for years to come. I have been glued to my Scanlan Theodore backpack for awhile now simply because it makes it so easy to carry all my essentials when I’m out and about (it’s especially perfect for when I’m shopping as it leaves both my hands free to browse through the racks). Here are some of my tops picks if you’re looking to add a backpack to your bag collection, I promise you’ll never look back…
STEALS (under $120!!)
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The tassels on this bag set it apart from your usual, garden variety backpack. It’s also quite roomy which means it’s perfect to take with you when you’re travelling.
Made from luxe pebbled leather, this backpack is taken next level with the gold hardware. I love that you can carry it on your back but also use the top handle to carry it more like a traditional handbag.
Rag & Bone do some gorgeous utilitarian pieces with a sophisticated touch and they’ve taken this bag into definite grown up territory with the streamlined, understated design.
Straight from Alexander Wang’s popular ‘Prisma’ range, I love the rose gold hardware and super soft textured leather on this particular bag.
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For a more inexpensive option, this backpack from ASOS is a bargain at only $68!
This offers plenty of space to carry your essentials (and more!) plus it’s quite a simple design which makes it easier to mix and match with different outfits.
Not liking the traditional backpack style? This roll top bag is ideal for those who are after something a little quirkier.