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9 backpacks you need to try

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“There's a difference between like and love. Because, I like my Sketchers, but I love my Prada backpack.”

-          Bianca Stratford, 10 Things I Hate about You

We all know how it feels to lose something in the depths of your handbag. At the mercy of an over-packed tote, no stray lip gloss is safe. That’s why we’re happy to report backpacks are still en vogue.

Street Style : Day Three - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 CHLOÉ Faye Backpack spotted at Paris Fashion Week SHOP NOW


Having re-emerged on the scene last year, the utilitarian bag remains a fashion fave – starring in recent collections by FENDI, Anya Hindmarch and Chanel. They look chic, they’re comfortable, and they have a compartment for everything. Being organised never looked so good.  

If you’re yet to embrace the backpack trend, now’s the time.

Keep reading for your dose of academia-inspired chic…

  • CHLOÉ Faye Medium Backpack
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    CHLOÉ Faye Medium Backpack

    The Faye bag is chic and practical, featuring the style's distinctive ring and chain embellishment on a backpack design. The two front zips can be zipped up or down to reveal contrasted lining and increase the bag’s carrying capacity.

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  • KENDALL + KYLIE Sloane Mini Backpack
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    KENDALL + KYLIE Sloane Mini Backpack

    Kendall + Kylie brings this gorgeous and stylish Sloane Mini Backpack to the fashion forward. With leather exterior and suede lining, zip around closures and adjustable shoulder straps.

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  • MANU ATELIER Mini Fernweh Backpack
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    MANU ATELIER Mini Fernweh Backpack

    The Mini Fernweh Backpack from Manu Atelier is a stylish and clever design with a strap that can be held or used as a backpack. Crafted from pure suede, this roomy bag is perfect for all of your essentials.

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  • 3.1 PHILLIP LIM Pashli Backpack Bag
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    PHILLIP LIM Pashli Backpack Bag

    With its grained leather finish, 3.1 Phillip Pashli backpack is a smart spin on an everyday style staple. Given a rocker chic edge with expandable zip panels, this backpack will uplift casual wardrobes.

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  • PROENZA SCHOULER Backpack
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    PROENZA SCHOULER Backpack

    Proenza Schouler's iconic 'PS1' bag has been redesigned into a sophisticated backpack. Made from soft nylon and trimmed with leather, detailed with secure drawstring top make it perfect for travelling with style.

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  • RAG & BONE Small Pilot Backpack
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    RAG AND BONE Small Pilot Backpack

    This grained lambskin backpack by RAG & BONE is offered in a 'rose dust' pink, featuring a rolled carry handle, detachable and adjustable shoulder straps, and post-stud fastening. For hiding love letters, there's also a concealed pocket at the front, and press stud expansion panels either side for when you need a little extra space.

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  • REBECCA MINKOFF Medium Julian Backpack
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    REBECCA MINKOFF Medium Julian Backpack

    Sized for lighter packers and made from textured leather, this backpack is the perfect option for days on the go. It features adjustable straps and multiple pockets for all your work or weekend essentials, topped off with Rebecca Minkoff's signature dog clip hardware.

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  • STELLA MCCARTNEY Fellabella Go Mini Back Pack
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    STELLA MCCARTNEY Fellabella Go Backpack

    Falabella GO mini backpack in black featuring dual shoulder straps and a single handle with a diamond cut gold tone chain. The double straps can be pulled as a longer strap to wear the bag as a cross body.

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  • VALENTINO Rockstud Backpack
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    VALENTINO Rockstud Backpack

    Fashion and function come together in the Rockstar Backpack by Valentino. Made of pure calf leather, this petite backpack features rock inspired detailing like the chunky metal stud border and thick hardware.

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