Whether you’re a student or a professional, it’s pretty difficult to balance the weight of your belongings and the impulse to look chic. We all know that for health - and comfort! - reasons, backpacks are the best carrier of choice, but we still throw our bodies out of alignment, toppling around the city with totes, satchels, and everything in between. Here are some feminine, fashionable, roomy options that will keep you comfortable without making you feel like an elementary school kid.
Everlane Zip Backpack Everlane updates the classic canvas backpack with classy details and overwhelmingly practical storage features. The antique brass zippers, washed look of the fabric, and detailed stitching make this a beautiful bag, and the laptop sleeve and interior side pockets will keep you organized and less scatterbrained on your busiest days.
The Sak Convertible Messenger Backpack This roomy leather classic is a worthwhile investment if you’re unsure if you can commit to a backpack. That’s because it’s convertible and can also be worn as a messenger bag. Either way, it’ll be a functional addition that fits in seamlessly with your wardrobe.
Carrot Tripocket Polka Dot Backpack Form and function collide in this bag by Japanese brand Carrot. The slouchy shape has all the laid-back chic of your favorite satchel, and the prim polka dots are a whimsical touch - faded pastel colors ensure that you won’t look too juvenile. With three exterior pockets, combination buckle and drawstring closure, and adjustable shoulder straps, your day will be brightened by both comfort and cuteness.
Longchamp Le Pliage Backpack Refined and timeless, this backpack by Longchamp will make you forget traditional purses even exist. The leather trim, front flap and grab handle, plus its attractive and minimalist design, make it effortlessly wearable. It’s simple enough that you can go for eye-popping shades like Sunshine and Ultramarine, but it’s also available in tasteful neutrals, if that’s more your aesthetic.
Duluth Laptop Scoutmaster The boxy, polished style of this pack is chic and won’t distract from the rest of your ensemble. Additionally, it’s got ridiculously useful features for organization and security, including a laptop sleeve, snap hook and zippered pocket (for your phone, wallet, etc), compression flaps, and a grabhandle. You’ll be able to cart around everything you need for your entire day and look clean and stylish as you do.