With your school days behind you, many of you, including S, have happily traded in your backpacks in favour of a swanky new handbag for adult life. But we’re betting that you, like us, still did a double take when you spotted Vanessa and her leather backpack in The Canadian Street Style Lookbook last week. Thinking of giving the good ol’ backpack another try? So are we.
Inspired by Vanessa, we set off to find a backpack or two suitable for grown-up life. The result? Twenty – yes twenty! – chic options that would fit right into any wardrobe rotation, student or not. From Baggu‘s sailor stripe cotton classic for $42 to The Row‘s luxe leather drawstring design for a whopping $3,900 (nope, no typo there), we’ve got your backpack needs covered. Check out the gallery below for cheap and cheerful, premier designer and everything in between.