What goes up must come down. It’s just the science of a trend. And after the height of the mini bag—a trend that saw the explosion of microscopic bags hardly capable of holding a tube of lip gloss and an iPhone at the same time—came the resurgence of oversized totes, slouchy shoulder bags, and functional backpacks. But the latter aren’t the knapsacks you lugged through the halls of your high school. We’re talking luxury carryalls from favorite designers and emerging, need-to-know brands. They do all the work of a tote in a totally unexpected shape. And we won’t even get into how ergonomic it is to not only wear a bag on one shoulder. Ahead, the best luxe, grown-up backpacks to shop this season.

1

PRADA OR NADA

Small Re-Nylon backpack

2

A SLEEK MIX

Bamboo backpack

3

A MINIMAL MOMENT

Leather-trimmed canvas backpack

4

BEST IN SLEEK

Iris leather backpack

5

BEST LOGO

MONTSOURIS PM

Louis Vuitton

6

FOR RAINY DAYS

logo-embossed foldover backpack

7

BEST CANVAS

Sacca leather-trimmed striped canvas backpack

GIULIVA HERITAGE

8

GETS BETTER WITH AGE

Carriage Backpack

9

TRUE TRAVEL COMPANION

Le Pilage Original backpack

Longchamp

10

MOST GLAM

Joe leather backpack

Saint Laurent

11

BEST COLORFUL

Hermès Bridado Backpack

Hermès

12

BEST CASUAL

Wheel nylon backpack

Balenciaga

 

Source: harpersbazaar.com