From school bags to overnight bags, a backpack is a handy day-to-day accessory that helps you comfortably transport your things from A to B. Keep your shoulders from aching and your back from breaking with our selection of practical yet stylish backpacks.
We’ve got a wide range of backpacks from renowned designers like Vanook, Boo and Ludwig, so trust us when we say it’s never been easier to look cute and be comfortable at the same time. Whether you’re after sturdy leather materials or lightweight fabrics, we’ve got neutral palettes and funky designs galore so get ready to fall in love.
Now, we don’t mean to sound like your mother, but you really have to take care of your back. When carrying around clunky books and bulky laptops or lugging your weekend attire, you need to make sure you’re not straining your shoulders and back. But, that being said, you can still look like you’ve walked straight off the runway whilst also protecting our back with one of our fab backpacks.
Why? Well, backpacks are great for evenly distributing weight and ensuring that your back muscles stay nice and happy. Just make sure you double strap!
There are a few types of backpacks on the market that cater for a variety of different needs (and styles). Now, you really should really prioritise your back, especially if you’re carrying heavy loads. Then again, with that being said, all our backpacks are so damn fashionable that it’s easy to be stylish and practical.
A drawstring back is a staple P.E bag. Made from lightweight plastic material with a drawstring (duh) close - it’s a great bag to stuff some bits in and swing around your back. Check out Boo’s matte black drawstring bag, which we personally think is an excellent sports bag. Or, go for their hot pink version if you’re after a bag to take to raves/ parties/ festivals. A great backpack that can carry your purse, ID, a jumper for the smoking area and a snack (all of which are essential party goods).
A roll top backpack is an uber stylish accessory that suits the Scandi aesthetic to a Tee. What exactly is a roll top backpack, you ask? Exactly what it sounds like - a backpack where the top rolls down, a bit like a brown lunch bag like the ones Bart and Lisa Simpson carry around. This backpack is seriously trending among the adventure community, with hikers, bikers and campers toting around with this, thanks to the absence of fiddly clasps and pockets. Try out Vanook’s super stylish roll top backpack in a suave stone colour, or, keep it sleek with their jet charcoal and malachite iteration.
A zipped backpack is the bog standard backpack, but why shouldn’t it be? A classic design that’s lasted through the ages, it’s a versatile style that suits pretty much any outfit. Whack it over a padded coat or hang it over bare shoulders, whether it’s summer or winter it’s always a look. We think Interzoo’s fun, printed paisley backpack would be a great back-to-school rucksack for any big kid in your life, while Inakoelln’s Ludwig sand backpack in a gorgeous vegan, furry, cork material is just the thing for any animal rights conscious fashionista.
Tote backpacks are our personal fave. In a nutshell, a tote backpack is a sexy hybrid between a tote bag and a backpack, taking the best bits from the two and snuffing out the bad bits. Designed like a classic tote bag - two large carry handles with one main loading compartment - with shoulder straps connected on the bag (just like a backpack). To try out this style, go for Alexquisite tote backpack with a gorgeous olive green and navy blue colour scheme.
A backpack is a practical accessory, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a fashion accessory at the same time. If you’ve got a penchant for the minimalist style (aka, you’re gaga for monochrome palettes, simple silhouettes and low-key but timeless pieces), then go for Boo’s nude, booflap, drawstring backpack.
Or, if you’re into attention-grabbing prints and bohemian, oversized fits, then Interzoo’s chameleon backpack in blue and black feathers should be your go to. Or, try it in a red colour way if you’re after a fiery fashion accessory.
For vintage old-souls who were born in the wrong era, we recommend keeping to worn leather materials and brown/ tan colours. For a 1920s Wall Street look, go for Raff’s leather backpack with antique brass finish fittings. The best bit about this bag? It’s versatile design that allows you to switch up your look. If you’re finished with your work grind then sling it across your shoulder for a cross body bag - a great accessory for after work drinks.
If you’re after a Tom-boy/ unisex backpack, then luckily most of them are! Enter Bag’s jet black, roll top backpack with a shiny finish is one example, so too is Maria Maleta’s leather laptop backpack in camel brown.
Last up: the preppy look. The term derives from the fashion upper class kids use to wear to private boarding schools, and usually boasts classical prints and apparel. Think: nautical stripes, pastel colours or equestrian details (oh, and of course chinos). To match up your preppy aesthetic go for Marin et Marine’s duffle backpack in a gorgeous navy blue and white monochrome colour scheme for serious maritime vibes.