It should be obvious to all comers that we think designer bags are great in almost any situation, but they're not always the thing you want to have on your arm. If you've got a surfeit of cash and want to send yourself or your teenager to school with her bags in an Hermès Birkin, far be it from me to tell you not to. If you're like the rest of us and need a backpack for school, gym or travel, you have more aesthetically pleasing options right now than ever.
Below, we've rounded up the best-looking options from both traditional backpack-makers and fashion brands, all at price points that won't make you wince when you stuff one too many textbooks inside of them.
Adidas x Stella McCartney Quilted Backpack
$130 via Shopbop
Burton Taylor Pack
$60 via Zappos
Dakine Aspen Rucksack Backpack
$45 via Zappos
Herschel Supply Co. Packable Day Backpack
$30 via Shopbop
Jansport High Stakes Laptop Backpack
$40 via Nordstrom
LeSportsac x Beams Basic Backpack
$77 via Shopbop
Marc by Marc Jacobs Crosby Quilt Backpack
$198 via Nordstrom
Obey Dark Orchid Backpack
$60 via Zappos
Rip Curl Bonita Jacquard Backpack
$60 via Nordstrom
TOMS Trekker Excursion Backpack
$78 via Bloomingdale's
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