Best backpacks for everyday wear
This emerald beauty is crafted from neoprene, a subtly shiny fabric that's as durable as it is cool-looking. The 365 Dakota from Dagne Dover also features super-soft padded straps for ultimate comfort.
$175 on nordstrom.com
Simple yet highly functional, this sporty and speckled Nike backpack is truly all-purpose. It’s durable, has multiple compartments and is finished with an internal sleeve for ultimate organization.
$40 on urbanoutfitters.com
The Classic Little America backpack from Herschel Supply Co. is aptly named. With its flap drawstring closure, myriad compartments and headphone access port on the side, this backpack can go from commute to camping.
$120 on bloomingdales.com
The Arizona Embroidered backpack is what the edgy French label Zadig & Voltaire do best. This one features their signature skulls rocking out, plus plenty of compartments and card slots for maximum functionality.
$265 on zadig-et-voltaire.com
Salvatore Ferragamo is synonymous with Italian elegance. This miniature color-blocked backpack is made from sumptuous leather and includes a padded mesh panel across the back for all-day comfort.
$1,350 on bloomingdales.com
Tumi is the top name in travel, so why not use one of their trusty backpacks when you’re on the go? This one, in reflective silver, will protect your laptop, tablet and any other gadgets you have on hand.
$380 on macys.com
If glam is your game, look no further than the Gucci GG Supreme Applique Backpack. This luxury statement piece is made from logo coated canvas with leather trim and topped with fun embroidered patches. And it's made in Italy. Naturally.
$2,590 on barneys.com
Not just colourful and fun this technical weave backpack has a sub-compartment embossed with British designer Anya Hindmarch’s signature wink face. Plus, that sunny yellow hue it sports is totally a la mode.
$495 on shopbop.com
Fit the essentials in the petite, minimalist Mini Lorimer backpack from State Bags. Its structured pebbled leather body is adorned with monochromatic silver hardware and a youthful contrasting locker loop.
$245 on statebags.com
Inject some color into your bag wardrobe by sporting this chevron Jansport knapsack (yes – we’re going old-school). Built for use, this one has all the zippers and compartments you could want or need.
$18 on sears.com