Backpacks, typically associated with a look that's more schoolyard slouch than high fashion, are getting a bit of an overhaul this season. They retain a certain youthfulness, but these backpacks are less like something from your school days and more like a purse that you can sling across your back. Want to get the look? Check out these 11 minimal backpacks.
Trash Backpack at Acne Studios, $1,150
Above: Were I to spend a thousand dollars on a backpack, it would be this one. I am obsessed. The coral one is the best, obviously, but the black one is a close second.
Rucksack by Building Block at The Dreslyn, $550
This one fits a 13-inch laptop, and can be worn like a backpack or carried like a briefcase — very versatile.
Suede Backpack and Mini Backpack at Loeffler Randall, $395 each
Spotted on Ann Street Studio.
Frances Backpack at The Stowe, $355
I like the slouchiness and the simplicity of this one. (ETA: Looks like it's sold out at The Stowe, but it's also available for $252 here.)
De Bray Backpack by Auxiliary at Aritzia, $325
Button Backpack by Arm & Crosscheck at Handbag Designer 101, $220
Leather Backpack at View in Rain on Etsy, $212.67
Black Leather Backpack at View in Rain on Etsy, $147.70
Sloane Simple Backpack by Silence + Noise at Urban Outfitters, $54
Hanson Backpack by Herschel Supply Co. at Need Supply, $41.99
A nice, minimal shape at an angst-free price.