Last week, when I did a post on totes, a commenter named Anna requested one on backpacks, and you guys always seem at least a little bit interested in them, so I figured why not show you a whole ton of them? As it turns out, I’m carrying backpacks increasingly often these days, owing in large part to the fact that I’m often carrying my laptop, and it’s so much more comfortable to haul it around that way than in a tote. I always really like the combination of leather and canvas, and I think it looks really polished here; this one from Herschel is similar-looking and a lot cheaper.
Here’s one that’s packable, from Tumi.
I think the stripes here are awfully cute.
This faux leather number kind of resembles Mansur Gavriel’s (far pricier) backpack.
A colorblock canvas backpack that’d be great for summer. Which will come again, even though it doesn’t feel like it right now.
You could easily get away with carrying this white leather specimen from Claire V to the office.
I like the sling-like shape of this suede bag from Rag & Bone.
This canvas backpack is from a French company I’ve never heard of, and I really like the nice rich navy hue.
This one is another good work option, and it’s monogrammable.
I’d treat this snakeskin-embossed backpack as a neutral, and wear it with everything.
I like the nice clean lines on this one.
I’ve shown you Kara’s backpack before, but I just think it’s so good, and really roomy.
This corduroy one is so fun, and it comes in off-white too, which I like, but which could be problematic from a stain perspective.
I like the plentiful exterior pockets here.
A leather option from Madewell that’s not too insanely priced.
I love this classic from Filson—so cool in an outdoorsy kind of a way.
I like the exterior laptop pocket on this one—it’d be really ideal for travel.
And I use this Fjallraven backpack as a weekender—you can cram a ton into it.