ELYSIAN’s favorite backpacks to replace your handbag this season
It’s too hot to hold hands. It’s too hot to carry stuff. It’s too hot to be weighed down. So dump your essentials into a cute backpack, and tell your S.O. to meet you indoors where there’s air conditioning.
You don’t necessarily need to have a mountain climbing expedition in mind. Even if you’re hiking through the center of town, a roomy, durable backpack is the fastest way to the top.
Fjällräven Kanken Backpack
Fjällräven’s Kanken backpack makes everyone happy. Moms love its quality construction, and kids love its colorful style.
Burberry Medium Nylon Rucksack
Golden hardware, calf leather trim and a roomy interior will make this Burberry backpack your daily go-to.
Rag & Bone Calfskin Suede Backpack
Meticulously stitched from calfskin, with two front pockets and a drawstring pouch, the Rag & Bone Backpack is your ideal carryall as you flit about town.
Moncler New George Nylon Backpack
Known for impeccable design in its line of cold weather sportswear, Moncler applied the same exacting standards to its backpacks.
Tumi Alpha Bravo Nellis Backpack
With a padded pocket for your laptop and a compartment for files, the Alpha Bravo is a briefcase in backpack form.
Sometimes you don’t need to carry much, just your phone, compact, lipstick, keys, and a few surprises.
Marc Jacobs Color Block Backpack
Marc Jacobs mini Imparts a shot of color into your ensemble and carries all of your essentials without wearing you down.
Senreve Mini Maestra Bag
In smooth, durable leather, the Mini Maestra bag works equally well as a shoulder bag or a backpack.
Coach Campus Backpack
Let’s face it, there’s really not enough room in here for a standard textbook, but you could certainly transport a Kindle.
Moschino Love Backpack
It’s impossible to not go gaga for Moschino’s little Love sack.
Faye Mini Backpack in Leather and Suede
Adjustable shoulder straps, nickel hardware and twill lining are the little luxuries you’ll find in Chloe’s backpack.
Leather Backpack with Chain Straps
She’s upscale, classy and very high-maintenance. If the Balmain chain-strap backpack was a car, she’d be a Maybach.
ZAC by Zac Posen Embellished Backpack
Feminine floral applique and sturdy calfskin construction make this Zac Posen design both pretty and functional.
Saint Laurent Loulou Small Quilted Backpack
As she strolled along the Champs-Élysées in Paris, all of her essential accoutrements were tucked into her YSL backpack.
Gucci Padlock Backpack
With removable shoulder straps, you can go from backpack to purse in seconds.
Valentino Garavani Rockstud Spike Mini Nylon Backpack
This is what a rockstar carries her lipstick in.
Sometimes being stylish and utilitarian isn’t enough. Art is food for the soul and fodder for backpack design.
Monster Eyes Nylon and Leather Backpack
Just imagine the little Fendi Monster making eyes at everyone who is walking behind you.
Anya Hindmarch Smiley Backpack
A bright yellow smiley backpack makes it hard to be glum.
Givenchy Neoprene Backpack with Statue Design
Renaissance sculpture and street style become one in the Givenchy neoprene backpack.
Prada Tessuto Robot with Stud Trim
A robot-face change purse and star embellishments elevate the classic nylon Prada backpack into a whole new stratosphere.
Bally Wolfson Graffiti Backpack
Graffiti is turning up everywhere this season, on sneakers, sunglasses, clothes and bags. We like the restrained palette of Bally’s black-and-white print.