With our list of the best designer backpacks, the days when a backpack was either functional or stylish, but never both, are over. Nowadays, we have a much larger variety of the best designer backpacks available to us, which can be both stylish and suitable for everyday life.
Here, we are going to share our picks of the best backpacks of the year. From smart leather work bags to more informal day bags, we have something for everyone.
The 25 Best Designer Backpacks of The Year
Designer backpacks are on trend in a big way this season and are hitting the runways in every fashion week across the globe. Here are some of the best pieces that could help you get that runway look.
Prada Re-Nylon logo backpack
This Prada backpack is the result of an evolved ‘80s archival design. Made from eco-friendly Re-Nylon, this accessory features Saffiano leather trims with a crosshatch and waxed finish, and an iconic triangle logo plaque.Shop now
Brunello Cucinelli Embellished Suede Backpack
This compact backpack from Brunello Cucinelli is made from suede and trimmed along the flap with the brand’s signature monili beading. Equipped with adjustable straps, the style has a drawstring closure and an internal zipped pocket.Shop now
Tom Ford Technical Backpack
Crafted from a technical fabric with a smooth finish, this black backpack from Tom Ford is detailed with leather trims, multiple zips, and a spacious interior compartment.Shop now
Gucci GG Retro Coated-Canvas Backpack
This gorgeous logoed backpack has the vintage style that is so on trend right now. The coated canvas and leather trims set off this beautiful backpack into a versatile and durable piece.Shop now
Loewe Debossed Leather Backpack
This backpack is simple yet stylish with the logo detail. It’s made from smooth calfskin leather and the design also converts to a double-handled holdall with the label’s debossed logo.Shop now
SAINT LAURENT Full-Grain Leather Backpack
This backpack has been made in Italy from black full-grain leather and has a drawstring-adjustable top so you can fit more or less in main compartment, depending on the day’s requirements.Shop now
Saint Laurent – Leather Backpack
Renowned for making beautiful designs, the Saint Laurent Backpack does not disappoint. Made from leather, the gold-tone lettering on this bag lets everyone know that this is one stylish designer backpack. This bag shows that you can have both style and function.Shop now
Brunello Cucinelli Leather-Trimmed Suede Backpack
Made from suede and leather, this understated backpack has several compartments to organize your belongings. The shoulder straps can be adjusted, and the spacious compartments mean you can use this bag as a daily commuter bag or weekend luggage.Shop now
The Row Sporty Backpack
Another great backpack is the Row sporty Backpack. Made from grained leather, The Row’s Sporty backpack has a drawstring top that connects to narrow shoulder straps. Of course, it is Made in Italy.Shop now
Mismo M/S Escape Nylon Backpack
Designed with the popular “fold over” top detail, this bag is not only spacious but also very durable. Made from waterproof ballistic nylon, the gunmetal hardware sets it off perfectly.Shop now
Bottega Veneta Small Intrecciato Leather Backpack
With a beautiful woven leather detail and deep colour that will suit every outfit, this leather backpack oozes Italian Couture. It comes with an external and internal pocket that makes organizing your belongings a piece of cake.Shop now
The North Face – Borealis Classic Canvas Backpack
For those looking for a more casual look, the North Face canvas backpack hits the spot. With enormous space, plenty of pockets and extra padding for more comfort, this is the ideal backpack for weekend travel, outdoor pursuits, or simply trekking to the office.Shop now
Celine Homme Medium Gabardine and Mesh Backpack
For the label lovers of you, the Celine Homme Backpack fuses function with fashion. Made from durable gabardine, this bag has an internal laptop sleeve and is adorned with the Celine logo.Shop now
Herschel Supply CO. Barlow Large Nylon Backpack
The perfect commuter backpack, the Barlow Nylon Backpack is made from a durable material, can fit in all your items (it includes a laptop sleeve and water bottle pocket) and has padded straps for extra comfort.Shop now
Berluti – Leather Backpack
Just when you thought designer bags came in clutch size with chain straps, along comes the Berluti leather backpack to show them all how design bags don’t have to be delicate and handheld. This bag is made from leather and handcrafted in Italy. It really is a wonderful statement piece as well as one of the best backpacks when it comes to function.Shop now
Givenchy – 4G Nylon Light Backpack
This design backpack is not only good-looking, but it’s seriously versatile too! With a big capacity and added webbed straps, this backpack can be worn on your back or even carried by hand. Made from Nylon, this is the best backpack for anyone wanting to travel in style.Shop now
Y-3 Logo Backpack
This durable canvas bag will hold the entire contents of your weekend wardrobe, give or take a few pairs of shoes. It features a softly structured shape with two large pockets and white logo detailing on the front.Shop now
Moncler Legere Backpack
For those that are looking for something a bit different, the Moncler Legere Backpack is made from a quilted fabric which is synonymous with the labels clothing style. It has a variety of pockets to organise your belongings and is big enough to fit in all you need for the day.Shop now
Saint Laurent Leather Trimmed Backpack
One of the larger backpacks on our list, this classic from Saint Laurent is made from nylon and leather in a boxy style. Designed and made in Italy, you can see by the finer detail that this bag is in another class.Shop now
Dagne Dover – Nova Sling Bag
Looking for an adventure bag that is in line with your eco worldview? The Nova Sling design backpack by Dagne Dover is not only filled with pockets, compartments and useful accessories, but is also made from mainly recycled materials. Using recycled plastic bottles, this sustainably created bag is helping you reduce the carbon footprint of manufacturing and being a friend to Mama Earth.
Lo & Sons – The Westholme Backpack
Looking for the best backpack to fit in with your nomadic working life? The Westholme is a great sheepskin leather backpack that is large enough to fit a laptop. With several compartments and pockets, the beauty of this design backpack is the padded areas within that are designed to protect your devices and tech from any knocks or bumps.
Atlas – Leather Backpack
Hailed as the millennial equivalent of the briefcase, leather-design backpacks are a perfectly acceptable office bag. With its sleek design and understated hardware, the Atlas Leather backpack is not only stylish but also offers many features such as optional shelves within, side access and specially designated laptop and passport sections.
Horizn Studios – SoFo Backpack City
Designed with every day commuting in mind, the SoFo Backpack City is well-equipped with compartments, an additional padded interior and padding on the shoulder straps and back for added comfort. Fitting an average-sized laptop comfortably, this recycled cotton (with recycled polyester lining) design backpack is great for vegans and eco-conscious buyers.
Want Les Essentiels Kastrup 2.0 Leather-Trimmed Nylon Backpack
It’s made from durable nylon, with leather trim to protect the base and a padded sleeve, which is big enough to hold a 13″ laptop. The minimalist aesthetic means it’s smart enough to use for your commute.Shop now
Vocier – Legacy F30 Business Backpack
Looking for a more European style? The Legacy Business Backpack is made from the softest leather that Tuscany has to offer, and the design just screams European business trip. Featuring two simple compartments and kissing zippers, the Legacy speaks volumes in its pared back design and sleek lines. Compatible with the Legacy Luggage Range, this is the best backpack we have found so far for travelling.
Our Best Designer Backpacks
So, whether you have an upcoming business trip or a city getaway planned or simply want to upgrade your current luxury backpacks, we hope that one (or more) of the designer backpacks from our list have caught your eye.
- Notebooks & Writing Tools to Boost Your Style & Creativity
- Luggage & Bag Brands for Last-Minute Travel Plans