Backpacks have become the ideal choice for a hassle-free schlep across town. Gone are the days when you'd only spot them on the shoulders of Coachella-goers—investing in a luxe leather backpack has become just as satisfying as getting your hands on that new Gucci shoulder bag you've been eyeing. Ahead, we've rounded up the best backpacks for every occasion—from the gym to the office—that will make you reconsider grabbing your tote the next time you walk out the door.
Everlane's minimalist ReNew backpack, made out of 100 percent recycled polyester, can fit a 15-inch laptop. Plus, it's water-resistant for those unpredictable rain showers on the commute home from work.
With a structured silhouette in glossy leather, Gucci's gorgeous 1955 Horsebit backpack is equipped with leather straps and a front zippered pouch. It'll be hard not to keep it on display in your closet forever, but it deserves to be paraded through the streets.
This chic Adidas by Stella McCartney lightweight backpack folds into a compact belt bag when you need to stuff it into a tiny gym locker.
Show up to your interview lookin' like a boss in State's Wythe backpack that's the epitome of sophistication with its sleek leather front panel. It fits a 13-inch laptop and has multiple zippered compartments with organizers for important documents.
A mini backpack fit for all-play-no-work weekends whether you're heading to brunch with girlfriends or having a picnic in the park.
This is not your middle school Longchamp tote bag—it's better. Meredith Blake would approve.
Paravel's leather-trimmed, water-resistant canvas backpack screams, "Take me to Italy!"
People are obsessed with Kroser's laptop backpack on Amazon, mainly due to its built-in USB port. One reviewer wrote, "I tend to be a bag snob, but I love this bag so much!"
A slouchy leather backpack, available in black or blush, that can convert into a shoulder bag? We accept this rose.
Madewell's sturdy canvas backpack is every boho-lover's dream, and even has the option to be monogrammed.
Once you realize that this chrome backpack has an interior water bottle pocket, plus enough room for a change of clothes and sneakers, you'll wonder how you ever made the office-to-gym commute carrying anything else.
Behold: a vegan leather bag that can be carried by the handle, worn over both shoulders, or slung over one arm without any worry that you're going to rip the straps. It has enough room to fit your entire life—laptop, tampons, lipstick, and all—and comes in black if you plan to keep it at the front of your closet year-round.
Blink and you'll almost mistake this backpack for a classic bucket bag. If you can afford to splurge a little, this soft leather silhouette is sturdy, beautiful, and has an easily accessible pocket to slip your phone into so it doesn't drown in your receipts.
This unisex minimal knapsack is made with padded shoulder straps and a large interior. It's ideal for any travel environment, from the Hamptons to the Carolinas.
Meredith Blake, is that you? This black mini canvas backpack is perfect to schlep around during shopping trips or grocery runs without sacrificing your style.
The quilted pattern on this MZ Wallace bag lets you pull off a cooler vibe in laid-back work environments without looking like you're heading to Coachella.
This convertible canvas tote/backpack hybrid doesn't immediately look like a backpack, which is exactly the point. It can be worn on your arm if you're heading to a meeting or on your back if you're holding your coffee in one hand and answering emails in the other.
One reviewer said this Beis backpack was her favorite birthday present to herself, so that's really all you need to know.
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