Backpacks were everywhere during the '90s and with the recent revival of '90s fashion we've come full circle with this iconic accessory. Today's modern designers have put their own twist on this basic piece transforming it from playground essential to high fashion accessory. Check out these hot designer backpacks which are sure to be far better than the Spiderman one you carried in 3rd grade.
Luxurious Leather: Leather backpacks are the peak of high fashion backpacks. Shown this season by a variety of designers, the leather backpack is a perfect combination of high and low fashion and a great way to show off this trendy new accessory. Riccardo Tisci has always been a fashion innovator--he jumped on the backpack trend long before his fellow designers. He has elevated the basic backpack by using materials such as wool and leather. With his signature edgy style and street sensibility, Tisci's backpack designs are perfect for anyone from skaters to fashion editors. Other designers who make great leather backpacks are Ann Demeulemeester and Neil Barrett.
Givenchy Leather Backpack, $2,250; available at barneys.com
High-End Canvas: If you aren't willing to spend a grand on a leather backpack you might want to check out the many canvas backpack styles out there. The Mulberry Herny Backpack is a great stylish backpack made out of durable canvas with gold hardware. It's chic and simple just like everything else from the Mulberry brand. Another great canvas backpack is the Dsquared Waxed Canvas Backpack. The waxed coating gives this backpack an interesting twist.
Affordable Alternatives: In case you're still a bit hesitant to spend a few hundred dollars on a carryall accessory (keep in mind, it's an investment piece) check out these cheap yet chic backpacks under $100. Marc by Marc Jacobs offers up some great backpacks that are colorful and stylish. French brand A.P.C. also offers up an understated nylon backpack for just $85 in a rich vibrant caramel and navy.