1 Jas MB bomber mini backpack | $595 at Barney’s
2 Zara leather shopper rucksack | $179 at Zara (also a camel bucket bag version on sale for $59 at Zara)
3 Alexander Wang Prisma skeletal grey backpack | $930 at Hampden Clothing after GRECHEN15 code for 15% off
4 Il Bisonte THE MAREMMANA BACKPACK IN DARK BROWN | $1045 at Mill Mercantile
5 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli backpack | $895 at Shopbop
6 Everlane snap backpack | $65 at Everlane
Ah…the humble backpack. Not so humble anymore now that Mary Kate & Ashley are in on the game with their (stunning) version by The Row that checks in at nearly $4,000. But the roots are undeniable: student, utilitarian, practical, easy. Does anything say effortless chic better than a backpack? I might argue that (taking both sides), but the truth is now that they’ve been back around for a few seasons, the backpack is growing on me. Not for practical reasons, as I don’t have to schlep my laptop or books anywhere, but because I’m warming up to the idea of just throwing one over my shoulder and heading out for the day, and all that implies: Freedom, ease, comfort…
But then the question becomes, what style? Slouchy or structured? Canvas or leather? Not an easy decision if you’re a personal style nomad like me, going from boho to minimal from one day to the next. I daresay though, and this will shock you, that the one that really “gets” me right now is the 3.1 Phillip Lim pashli version. Even the color I posted above. It’s “fun” without being overly frivolous, and at the same time casual and slightly luxurious. I think it would fit in nicely with my wardrobe. I’m not sure that will happen anytime soon, but if the opportunity arises – I may take it.
What about you? Would you carry a backpack? What style would you choose? Do you carry a backpack?
more amazing backpacks 🙂
Which is your favorite?