It just so happens that the need to update my day bag correlates with back to school season this year making my decision to go with a backpack even more apropos. It hit me on our Vancouver trip when I was carrying this pink pack every day…it was unbelievably comfortable! But the padded straps and high performance fabric said *Hiker* which is certainly not the vibe I’m trying to convey in the city.
I’m looking for black leather. And now that this style is ubiquitous (perhaps since The Row dropped their $35,000 version), there’s no shortage of awesome looking options to sling over both shoulders.
Here are 7 of the best backpacks to buy today.
At a cool 1k, this one, seems like a bargain. While I won’t be¬†shelling out that kind of dough, I will keep its fine design in mind when looking at others in the more affordable range.
Slouchy shapes,¬†like this,¬†are my favorite. With its clean lines and easy to fasten drawstrings, I’d have¬†no trouble looping it in with my¬†wardrobe.
Drifting away from black may be the call…especially if it’s a plum¬†bordeaux I’m heading towards. I bet this one¬†would wear really well¬†from now all the way through winter.
I’m a huge fan of Liebeskind…I’ve got four of their bags! The thin straps on this backpack would feel light on my shoulders,¬†and the side pockets would be perfect to stash my stuff.
I’m loving the chain link thing going on with this. It adds the right amount of rock n roll to the soft and quilty body.
A square shape and fold over flap,¬†like this usually says satchel, but in this case it feels like a looser variation — a little less school-girl and a lot more cool.
How do you feel about backpacks?