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 Blenciaga and Ferragamo to Chanel and Dior—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 Gucci or prefer a soft, voluminous leather version, like The Row’s, there’s a style for you. Ahead, discover the 16 designer backpacks we have our eye on this season.