Take Everything You Need Dump It Into a Cute Backpack

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.

$80, shopbop.com

Burberry Medium Nylon Rucksack

Golden hardware, calf leather trim and a roomy interior will make this Burberry backpack your daily go-to.

$1,350, neimanmarcus.com

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.

$750, neimanmarcus.com

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.

$850, neimanmarcus.com

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.

$395, neimanmarcus.com

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.

$395, net-a-porter.com

Senreve Mini Maestra Bag

In smooth, durable leather, the Mini Maestra bag works equally well as a shoulder bag or a backpack.

$695, shopbop.com

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.

$295, shopbop.com

Moschino Love Backpack

It’s impossible to not go gaga for Moschino’s little Love sack.

$250, shopbop.com

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.

$1,490, neimanmarcus.com


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.

$1,650, neimanmarcus.com

ZAC by Zac Posen Embellished Backpack

Feminine floral applique and sturdy calfskin construction make this Zac Posen design both pretty and functional.

$550, shopbop.com

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.

$1,990, neimanmarcus.com

Gucci Padlock Backpack

With removable shoulder straps, you can go from backpack to purse in seconds.

$2,080, neimanmarcus.com

Valentino Garavani Rockstud Spike Mini Nylon Backpack

This is what a rockstar carries her lipstick in.

$1,945, neimanmarcus.com

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.

$2,400, neimanmarcus.com

Anya Hindmarch Smiley Backpack

A bright yellow smiley backpack makes it hard to be glum.

$495, shopbop.com

Givenchy Neoprene Backpack with Statue Design

Renaissance sculpture and street style become one in the Givenchy neoprene backpack.

$1,190, neimanmarcus.com

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.

$1,650, neimanmarcus.com

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.

$618, neimanmarcus.com


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