Backpacks have become the perfect choice for a hassle-free schlep across town. Gone are the days when you'd only spot them on the shoulders of Coachella-goers—now, 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.
Like a fine wine, this sumptuous leather backpack in a classic shape will only get better with age.
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.
We might as well call this backpack Mary Poppins because it's practically perfect in every way.
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.
Paravel's leather-trimmed, water-resistant canvas backpack screams, "Take me to Italy!"
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.
Off-White’s signature black and white stripes make it onto this mini backpack that holds all the essentials your shoulder bag does, but while freeing your hands.
It rolls up to the size of two pairs of socks, making it the perfect stowaway for any vacation that may need an all day excursion kind of bag.
This is not your middle school Longchamp tote bag—it's better. Again, Meredith Blake would approve.
Why have a plain black backpack when you can have one with character?
“I like my Skechers, but I love my Prada backpack." Wiser words were never spoken, thanks to Bianca in Ten Things I Hate About You. Prada’s nylon accessories are a '90s classic that are here to stay.
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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