23 Designer Backpacks That Will Put Your Mini Bag to Shame

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Last Updated
Nov 29, 2022

A few seasons ago, backpacks got a major makeover. Once a silhouette reminiscent of childhood, backpacks are now an elevated style, interchangeable with your other go-to bags, like the iconic Fendi Baguette bag or the New Bottega bags. From Saint Laurent and Ferragamo to Chanel and Hermès—and more—our favorite designers have revived the backpack by using sophisticated fabrications like embossed leather, state-making shapes, and intricate embellishments. Thanks to these designers, backpacks are no longer deemed boring. 

Though backpacks have gotten a necessary design refresh, one thing remains true: they are made for function. Strategically equipped with zippers and deep pockets, backpacks were built to quite literally be stuffed to the brim, while remaining comfortable. Now, backpacks are not only handbags fit for carrying more than Jacquemus’ mini Le Chiquito Bag (okay, a lot more), but they’re also incredibly chic. Perhaps the best thing is that it’s not a one-size-fits-all guide; designer backpacks come in a diverse range of styles and sizes. Whether you are looking for a logo-inspired backpack from Celine or prefer a soft, voluminous leather version, like Khaite’s, there’s a style for you. Ahead, discover the 23 designer backpacks we have our eye on this season.


Shop The Best Minimalist Designer Backpacks

If daily wear is what you're after, opt for a minimalist-approved designer backpack from brands such as Saint Laurent, The Row, and Chanel (aka the go-to fashion houses for effortlessly luxurious pieces).  

Shop The Best Monogram Designer Backpacks

Logomania is dominating in 2022 and for a good reason. Lean into the trend by adding a monogram-covered backpack to your collection—the Celine number, in particular, is tugging on our heartstrings. 


Shop The Best Non-Leather Designer Backpacks

Give every ensemble depth by opting for a non-leather backpack option. Whether you prefer shearling (Max Mara has got you covered), suede (take a peek at the Brunello Cucinelli piece), or nylon, we guarantee that one of the leather alternative options below will catch your eye.  

Shop The Best Statement-Making Designer Backpacks

Maximalists, rejoice! Ahead, you'll find two standout designer backpacks that will give your collection a pop of color. 



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