15 Cute Laptop Backpacks That Provide Both Fashion and Function

Bye-bye, tote bag.

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I know what you're thinking: "Laptop backpack" traditionally refers to the bulky, functional-not-fashionable backpacks your parents carted around in college. But times have changed, and thankfully, so have the selection of women's backpacks that can carry your 15-inch laptop and your workout clothes and that bottle of wine you bought on your way home and still look cute. Don't believe us? Look no further than the below for cute work backpacks that'll fit everything you need and some stuff you...probably don't, but why not throw it in there anyway? Give your right shoulder a break and trade in your old tote for one of these beauties.

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Best for Long Subway Rides
Metro Backpack
MZ Wallace
$245.00

This plush, quilted nylon backpack from MZ Wallace is polished, sophisticated, and versatile for day or night use. The backpack comes with a removable pouch for smaller essentials and two interior cell phone pockets—one for your work phone and one for your personal. 

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Best Take-Everywhere Backpack
Little America Backpack
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HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO. nordstrom.com
$62.00

This cute salmon backpack from Herschel is the definitely of a carryall. You can use it for weekend trips, a hike, or just for your commute—it's truly the bag that does it all.

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The Sleek Backpack
Longchamp Le Foulonne Leather Backpack
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Longchamp nordstrom.com
$535.00

This structured backpack from Longchamp comes with an interior laptop sleeve, so you'll never have to worry about having everything from your glasses to your phone get crushed under your computer. 

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The Everyday Backpack
The Lorimer Backpack
Madewell madewell.com
$198.00

If you're looking for an option that won't cost you a fortune, looks luxe, and works for everyday use, consider this pick from Madewell. The buttery soft leather will wear with time, giving it the perfect lived-in feel. 

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Best For Travel
The Backpack
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AWAY awaytravel.com
$165.00

This pick from Away was designed for hands-free travel. It's made from water-resistant nylon and contains three massive compartments that can hold up to a 15" computer. If you have another suitcase from AWAY, this backpack comes with a trolley sleeve that attaches to all of the brand's wheeled options. 

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The Work-To-Weekend Pick
Kånken 17-Inch Laptop Backpack
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Fjällräven Nordstrom.com
$130.00

This bright yellow backpack from Fjallraven is made from a lightweight, durable nylon fabric that's so easy to clean. If you need an option that works for travel and for the office, this one is for you. It's 17 inches long, so it will hold any size computer.  

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Best for Style Points
Maestra Bag
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Senreve senreve.com
$895.00

If you have a 13" computer, this option from Senreve is for you. It works as a tote or a backpack, and looks stylish either way. The stain-resistant texture also means that it will be super durable for years of constant use. 

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The Work-to-Drinks Pick
Kaya Laptop Backpack
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Calpak calpaktravel.com
$118.00

If you need a no-fuss backpack that won't look super out-of-place at your next happy hour sesh with your colleagues, this one from Calpak is a must-buy. The simple square silhouette and black detailing makes it look so timeless.

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Best For Moms
Women's Zella Nylon Backpack
Zella nordstrom.com
$49.90

This backpack does it all. It has plenty of pockets to store all your must-haves (including a few bottle holders!) for a day-to-day staple.

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The Rustic Pick
Hero Backpack
TIMBUK2 nordstrom.com
$89.00

This oversized option from TIMBUK2 will hold your laptop and so much more.  The rolled closure at the top gives the pack a sporty feel, while the sleek single closure means that it'll make for an no-fuss commuter bag. 

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The Retro Pick
Cargo Carrie Backpack
Coach coach.com
$250.00

If you have a 13" laptop, consider this smaller option from Coach. The compact design is decked out with Coach's classic turnlock closure and gold hardware for a vintage twist on an otherwise classic pick. 

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The Logo'd Pick
The Backpack
Marc Jacobs
The Marc Jacobs shopbop.com
$225.00

This utilitarian pick from Marc Jacobs comes with a bold logo and an interior laptop sleeve. The olive green colorway is a different play on neutrals, so swap your black one out for this bolder option. 

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The Printed Pick
Piper Gingham Zip Backpack
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Tory Burch shopbop.com
$298.00

If you're tired of neutral accessories this year, consider trying a printed option like this one from Tory Burch. It's still black and white, so it's not too much if you love a low-key backpack.

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The All-Weather Backpack
Field Backpack
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Rains nordstrom.com
$110.00

You'll want to break out this waterproof backpack whenever it rains or snows—this accessory can handle anything Mother Nature throws at it. It can fit most 15-inch laptops, plus a generous front pocket allows you to stick pens, gum, snacks, and other miscellaneous objects in there with ease. 

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The Supersized Backpack
Large Leather Backpack
Cuyana cuyana.com
$450.00

Cuyana took its coveted backpack and created a larger version of it. This one can hold even more of your work essentials, from your laptop to gym sneakers and even lunch. Yet the bag still maintains a pretty and feminine aesthetic for anyone who wants to look stylish on the go. (Take away the handle strap if you want a cleaner feel.)

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