Long gone are the days of the pink canvas backpack with the gel pens, pencils, sharpeners, half-destroyed notebooks with mostly doodles, gum, and whatever else your middle school self would have carried to class. Long gone are the days of note passing, you have texting to thank for that. Maybe you’ve moved on from History and Calculus, but the backpack itself has never left your side. It has been redefined by different designers and is no longer just a backpack, it’s a statement piece.
1. The Valou Spikes Backpack
$1,695 Christian Louboutin
Meet the new backpack, in polished leather, suede, and with Christian Louboutin sewn on the inside.
2. The Syd Backpack Multi Hawaii Cotton Backpack
$2395 Christian Louboutin
A bright choice, with an adult touch of black leather against the colorful, somewhat young, pattern.
3. Elizabeth and James Large Sling Bag
A more docile, sophisticated option for work or going out.
4. Baggu Canvas Backpack
It’s literally the perfect beach bag.
5. Fossil ‘Reissue Sling’ Backpack
Buttery tan leather, this is a universally good choice for brunch, or work.