Fashion Backpacks

Some of you just prefer these to handbags.Whether you’re carrying lunch and gym clothes or a laptop, if this is your carrier of choice, why not sport something stylish rather than appearing to head for The Shawangunk Mountains?  Fall versions offer lots of options. Read dimensions carefully.


Left: MCM Stark Side Stud Small Backpack– A distinctive, practical version of coated canvas/leather; lining: polyurethane. Top handle, adjustable backpack straps.. Zip closure; lined. Two interior slip pockets, exterior zip compartment, two exterior side slip pockets. Interior holds cell phone, tablet and 11″ laptop. 10″W x 6″D x 13″H; 3″ handle drop. 5 color choices. $720.00

Center: Tory Burch Block-T Leather Backpack– Masquerading as a handbag, this flatter interpretation id less bulky. 14-karat gold hardware. 11″H x 11.2″W x 4.3″D. Flat top handle, 3.35″ drop. Snap Closure. Adjustable shoulder straps. Embossed logo at top center. Interior, slip pocket. $498.00

Right: Estelle Wang Waterproof Autumn Backpack– Maroon (3 other colors) Narrow to wide shape and detail makes this more urban than woods. Pilyester/split leather with zipper closure. Soft handle. Interior Slot Pocket,Cell Phone Pocket,Interior Zipper Pocket,Interior Compartment,Computer Interlayer. $47.95

Not Shown: High Quality PU Croc Embossed Backpack in Autumn Colors $59.99 

Not Shown: LeDonne Leather Women’s Leather Everything Square Fashion Backpack $144.49 

Black, Of Course

Left: Botkier Vivi Pebbled-Leather Backpack– Stylish and neat looking. Top handle, adjustable backpack straps. Flap with turnlock closure; fabric lining.  Interior slip pocket. Pebbled-leather finish, silvertone hardware.  9.5″ W x 5″ D x 12″ H; 3.25″ handle drop; 15″ adjustable strap drop. $298.00

Center: Zara Zippered Backpack– Very Contemporary take. 10.6 x 12.6 x 4.7 inches Zipper with large pull on flap. Lined interior. Zippered pockets at the front. Handle. Adjustable shoulder straps. $49.90

Right: Ted Baker Tranquility Nylon Backpack– Traditional shape with dark floral. Top handle, adjustable backpack straps . Zip closure; lined polyester. Exterior zip pocket, interior zip pocket. Stud detail on exterior.  12″W x 6.3″D x 9.5″H; 6.3″ handle drop. $195.00

Not Shown: Urban Outfitters Matt & Nat Vignelli Backpack– Another one that masquerades as a handbag. Vegan. $160.00

Not Shown: MICHAEL Michael Kors Rhea Zip Small Leather Backpack $298.00

Red, Why Not?

Left: Mansur Gavriel Suede Backpack -(4 colors) Insouciant. Luxe.Italian suede leather red backpack with raw interior. Interior zip pocket and adjustable straps. Soft and unstructured.  14″ H x 10″ W x 6.5″ D Longest Drop: 29″ Shortest Drop: 24.5″ Longest Length: 4.5″ $895.00

Center: Love Moschino Faux-Napa Quilted Studded Backpack– Almost traditional but with style. Adjustable shoulder straps, 16″ drop. Rolled Handle. Two-way zip-around top closure. Exterior, logo lettering and heart detail. Interior, logo-jacquard lining; zip pocket. 10″H x 7″W x 4″D. On SALE $164.60

Right: Chiara Ferragni Flirting Backpack-Comes in full and mini sizes. This is the Mini. Winking eye appliqué, a widely recognized symbol of Chiara Ferragni’s vision. Featuring a top handle, adjustable shoulder straps, a double top zip closure, a front zip compartment, an internal zipped pocket and embroidered details on front. Calf leather. 7.9  x 3.5 x 11.8 inches. Strap 13.8. $419.00

Silver- (some come in gold or bronze as well)

Left: Rebecca Minkoff Riley Puffy Nylon Backpack– Casual and ready. Top handle, adjustable backpack straps. Zipper closure; lined. Exterior zip pocket, four interior slip pockets, interior zip pocket, interior VELCRO® laptop compartment. 12.5″W x 3″D x 17″H; 3″ handle drop. $175.00

Center: Rebecca Minkoff Pippa Large Metallic Nylon Backpack– Handsome. Modern.  Top handle, adjustable backpack straps. Metalliz, quilted nylon. Zipper closure. Lined. Exterior zip pocket, exterior snap pocket, interior zip pocket, interior slip tablet pocket. Leather insets at pocket, metallic quilted chevron pattern.  13″W x 4″D x 17″H; 3.5″ handle drop. $228.00

Right: STATE Downtown Kane Backpack– Sturdy and classic. Top handles, adjustable backpack straps. Zip closure; lined. Two exterior VELCRO® pockets, exterior zip pocket, interior zip compartment. Interior slip pocket, interor VELCRO® pocket, four interior pen slots. 11″W x 4″D x 15″H; 2″ handle drop For every STATE bag purchased, one will be delivered to a child in need packed with essential tools for success. $80.00

Opening: Original Bespoke Leather Backpack– Multicolor (your input)  multiflap backpack. 11.8 x 15.7 inch The main compartment closes on the buttons and is fixed by the carbine. External zip pocket, internal slip pocket. $99.00

The items featured in this article have been chosen by the editors of Woman Around Town simply because we like them and think you may, too. No advertising fees have been paid to Woman Around Town for this article.