If ever you doubted that the 90s are back, I give you: backpacks. Fancy ones, made by everyone from the likes of The Row and Jason Wu to contemporary stars like Alexander Wang and Tory Burch. Oh, and those Prada backpacks immortalized in 10 Things I Hate About You? Yeah, those are still around too, and they will still make you take your Sketchers for granted. That being said, are your ready for the return of the backpack?
Personally, I wouldn’t call myself enthusiastic about this trend, exactly, but I’m not mad at it. The first purse I ever remember really, really wanting was a little black faux leather backpack during my halcyon elementary school days in the mid-90s, and when I got it, I adorned it with a cute keychain and wore it until the stuffing came out of the straps. If I came across the right grown-up backpack, I’d certainly consider carrying it; I walk a lot, after all, and having my hands free is a luxury I don’t take lightly. I’ll be sticking to my crossbody for now, but perhaps one of the luxury backpacks we’ve scouted out below can make you a convert.