Utilitarian Fashion: 4 Designer Backpacks You Can Carry Everyday

Changing the way people view backpacks—from new shapes to luxurious materials, these bags didn’t sacrifice functionality and style.

Backpacks are often seen as utilitarian bags. Spacious and ergonomic, the word stylish is never put into the mix whenever people talk about backpacks. Backpacks are often worn by students who are in high school or elementary—never by a stylish person. Moreover, due to recent style paradigm changes, backpacks have become an integral part of luxury brands’ brand bag catalogs. 

Each designer has their take on revolutionizing the classic style. Furthermore, these fashion brands incorporated house codes and the latest trends to create an upscale and fashion-forward backpack.

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The perfect backpack for those who have a preppy style. The Chanel 22 Backpack is the brand’s rendition of the work-forward bag silhouette. The Chanel 22 is made of buttery lambskin leather the brand is known for. Furthermore, the bag will surely fit whatever your preppy self needs for the day. 

Chanel 22 backpack
Chanel 22 backpack/ Photo via Chanel website

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton is no stranger to producing iconic backpacks. Aside from the ever-famous Palm Springs backpack, the French fashion house also has the Montsouris Backpack in its catalog. Using the bag will surely elevate your style. Given its unique shape, the bag is a statement piece. Furthermore, the bag isn’t made of the usual coated canvas, but it is made of the brand’s monogram Empreinte leather.

Louis Vuitton Montsouris Backpack
Montsouris Backpack/ Photo via Louis Vuitton website

Bao Bao

A brainchild of Issey Miyake, Bao Bao is a modern take on Japanese design sensibilities. The brand’s geometric patterns prove Miyake’s design intelligence. Moreover, the backpack has a relaxed silhouette that is surely perfect for laid-back days.

Bao Bao backpack
Bao Bao backpack/ Photo via Farfetch website


The Alpin MM Backpack is perfect for an office day, the spacious nature of the bag will surely fit all your office needs. Aside from functionality, the design of the bag is also a selling point. The bag carries the classic design codes from Goyard while still keeping modern functionality in mind. 

goyard Alpin MM Backpack
Alpin MM Backpack/ Photo via Goyard website

Banner photo via Farfetch.

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