I like a good crossbody handbag as much as the next lady, but I’m growing weary of shlepping all of my stuff that way—I’ve got too many things to carry around most days. I’ve been much more inclined to carry a backpack lately—I dig their utility, but also think there’s an I’m-too-cool-to-care-about-it-bags factor to them that I also like. This one has a subtly cool colorblock thing going on, and I like the autumnal hues.
This one, from Rag & Bone, is just so good and poppy bright.
I like the combination of cotton and leather here.
And the pops of red against the army green on this one are such a nice touch.
This one is truly big enough to be a weekender, and it has tons of handy compartments.
The croc-embossed pattern here is so luxe-looking.
This waterproof specimen from Rains is also really understatedly chic.
And here’s a leather one from Sezane that’s pretty perfectly classic.
Here’s a packable option in appealing shades of blue.
This comes in several really happy brights, and I’m partial to this cobalt-ish blue.
And finally: Madewell’s Transport Rucksack is an all-around good choice, and pretty reasonably priced, for leather.