Backpacks: Best Styles and Selection From All Your Favorite Fashion Stores1,981 products
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About BackpacksWith many school textbooks and educational materials finding new homes on tablets and computers, the backpack is once again becoming a go-to fashion element. Backpacks are available in a variety of materials ranging from leather to nylon to canvas. Some models feature the subtle details of beloved handbags while maintaining a utilitarian feel. Others seem made for pure fun with studs, fur trim and metallic finishes to complement any outfit.
With many school textbooks and educational materials finding new homes on tablets and computers, the backpack is once again becoming a go-to fashion element. Backpacks are available in a variety of materials ranging from leather to nylon to canvas. Some models feature the subtle details of beloved handbags while maintaining a utilitarian feel. Others seem made for pure fun with studs, fur trim and metallic finishes to complement any outfit.
History of Backpacks
People have always had bags. Our packs started off as simple lengths of fabric held together with a string and evolved to a variety of structures, including the backpack.
Once used only by hikers and other adventurers in the great outdoors, the backpack started school in the late 1960s and was a necessary supply for students by the 1980s. With its increasing popularity on school campuses, the bag started to become a school fashion statement that often reflected the personality of its owner.
By the 1990s, kids didn’t want to leave their backpacks behind while transitioning to adulthood, and the fashion industry was ready to accommodate the increased demand for the functional and trendy accessory.
From a canvas pack ready for political buttons to a soft leather bag created for the busy fashionista, there is a backpack for every taste and on-the-go organizational need.
If you want to reflect your personal taste with a designer logo, there are numerous options in the backpack world. Fendi places its logo as bag hardware in the classic logo backpack while Moschino and Fjallraven feature logo patches on many models. Still other brands, such as Michael Kors and Kate Spade, rely on a classic nameplate for brand recognition.
Quilted backpacks are a great way to mix the classic quilting of high-end fashion — such as Chanel purses — with an edgy silhouette. Pair a soft leather quilted backpack in a solid black or soft pastel with a straight-leg black pant and a bell-sleeve white blouse at the office for a sleek, modern look. For a night out, pair a backpack with a wider puffed, quilted pattern with your favorite club look to keep all of your essentials at hand.
A studded backpack may seem a bit too biker chic at first, but many modern options actually feature minimal studding as a subtle accent on bags easily transitioned from school or work to a date. Consider a backpack with accent studs in sleek shade of black to pair with a little black dress. Opt for an earth tone bag with a geometric pattern for class and a weekend shopping excursion in your favorite bootcut jeans, graphic T-shirt and canvas sneakers.
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LOVE Moschino Rucksacks Heart Studded Mini Backpack at Nordstrom Rack
LOVE Moschino Rucksacks Studded Backpack at Nordstrom Rack
Urban Originals Star Seeker Studded Backpack
Love Moschino Studded Faux Leather Backpack
If you’re planning to invest in a statement backpack, leather is your best option. Many fashion backpacks are made in the durable material, so your investment will be protected. Outside of the classic quilted leather look, explore croc embossed leather details and unique shapes for your bag, such as a squared-off satchel design, a cat-shaped masterpiece or a drawstring backpack.
Canvas is an extremely durable backpack material for daily use. It is easily wiped clean and can be washed when deep cleaning is a necessity. Break out your favorite political buttons, patches and markers if you want to customize your backpack in full retro fashion. Wear it with your favorite distressed denim jeans and a flannel button-down shirt to nail early 1990s fashion.
For those tentatively exploring the backpack as fashion, a black bag is a good option. A black backpack works well for the office, and a smaller bag can easily be carried by the top handle if you want to maintain a nod to the purse. The most design options are also available in black because it is a color favored by both established brands and newcomers to create classic and edgy looks.
Yellow and Gold Backpacks
The world of yellow backpacks also features stunning gold shades in a variety of finishes. Pair both canary yellow and metallics with a dark dress to create a color pop or with a red romper or jumpsuit for a playful ensemble. Forget the old adage about shoes and bags matching and throw on your favorite sneakers for a fun, comfortable day.
MOSCHINO Diamond Quilt Logo Backpack at Nordstrom Rack
Paravel Fold Up Backpack
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Moschino Logo Quilted Nylon Backpack
Tommy Hilfiger Canvas Th Flag Backpack
More boxy backpacks and satchel style options appear in the color brown. Perfect for pairing with conservative outfits, brown backpacks in a croc leather finish or famous designer logo prints bring a fashion edge despite the serious shade. Prepare a full vintage look by pairing a square backpack with your favorite pair of corduroy pants and chunky boots.
Dark Blue and Navy Backpacks
Nylon, satin and velvet are just a few of the delightful materials designers break out for the dark blue backpacks. Unique material options paired with a deep but noticeable color make for fun outfit combinations. A velvet pack can double as a workout bag while a navy blue nylon bag will hold up in the elements when you need to transport gear to the office or school.
Dark Green Backpacks
Dark green backpacks include many shades of olive, making it the perfect color choice for a military-inspired outfit. Pair a more traditional backpack shape with cargo pants and a blue denim jacket for a casual weekend look and opt for a rich, leather finish when you need a statement bag for a night out.
Sale Prices on Backpacks
In addition to a full-range of regular price merchandise, we also offer a diverse selection of backpacks at deep discounts. Sort offerings like Fenty by Rihanna, Lola and Steve Madden by sale prices and discounts of at least 50 percent off.
SheIn backpacks run the range from classic dome shapes in floral patterns to classy, navy blue snakeskin prints perfect for the office. At bargain prices, it’s easy to build up a backpack collection with the brand.
MCM doesn’t believe in half-designs. From stud accents on a metallic logo print backpack to a miniature leather masterpiece in a bold multi-stripe pattern, the label creates statement bags that can dress up any outfit.
Herschel Supply Co. Backpacks
Marc Jacobs Backpacks
Marc Jacobs backpacks run the gamut from classic designs to minipack marvels in bold pops of color. When you want a backpack you can carry in your hand easily, opt for the Pack Shot to fit your essentials. Its retro vibe makes it the perfect companion for a simple, sporty look or to add contrast on a dress and jean jacket day. If you’re ready for the office, opt for a classic, black design to hold all of your tech gadgets.
Marc Jacobs Large The Backpack
Marc Jacobs Medium Logo Backpack
Marc Jacobs Quilted Nylon Backpack
Marc Jacobs Quilted Nylon Printed Backpack at Nordstrom Rack
Tommy Hilfiger Backpacks
Most Tommy Hilfiger backpacks feature the bold blue, red and white flag styling of the label. Wear a classic design with a polo shirt and chinos for a day on the golf course or an afternoon at the baseball field.
Moschino backpacks have an edgy, logo styling that makes them perfect for statement outfits. In cold weather, pair the bags with a long, bold coat and leggings. In the summer, opt for a shaggier style backpack and wear it with your favorite casual ensemble.
Vera Bradley Backpacks
Vera Bradley backpacks have all of the colors and all of the patterns. They also manage to come in a few solid-color, quilted options that rival many designer offerings for quality construction. The patterns can be worn with almost any casual outfit and are easy to spot when traveling.
With 1990s fashion taking center stage, miniature versions of classic backpacks will stay trendy. As more high-end designers continue to expand backpack offerings, more luxurious materials and finishes are taking over to balance the influence of hipster brands.
Brahmin’s croc embossed leather backpacks serve as mid-range statement bags for the office while brands like Herschel Supply Co. offer the low prices necessary to match a backpack to an outfit without compromising on quality.
Backpacks on Celebrities
Celebrities who opt to use a backpack or mini while traveling or enjoying a day in the stores typically sport a luxury brand. Louis Vuitton and Chanel are perennial favorites sported by Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie Jenner. If you don’t have a luxury budget, opt for a logo bag or a quilted leather bag to snag a similar look for less.
Backpacks — Always Changing
Prepare for more mini backpack options to appear on the scene as a statement bag you can carry in your hand or on your back. More convertible options, such as dual-purpose backpacks and satchels may also grow in popularity. Lightweight, nylon options and foldable backpack options could also expand as more states and countries encourage consumers to use reusable shopping bags.
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Rebecca Minkoff Stella Snake Embossed Leather Convertible Backpack at Nordstrom Rack
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