When it comes to the one bag that does a first-class balancing act in delivering convenience with what’s stylish, it’s most definitely the backpack. Always renewed, always refreshed, this staple carryall presents itself in a sea of shapes, materials, and colors while keeping the hands-free experience intact.
Our favorite backpacks from The Luxury Closet are by some of the best luxury brands in the world who are behind many iconic bags for women and men. The handpicked list includes everyday style companions like the MK Rhea, Chanel Gabrielle to ultra-reliable travel partners such as the LV Palm Springs and Fendi Monster. On the whole, our picks are effortlessly trendy and obviously sporty — only a tad too fashionable for the gym.
Here are our top 10 favorite designer backpacks for women:
1. Goyard Alpin Mini
Incredibly versatile in spirit, Goyard’s Alpin Mini transforms from a functional backpack to a shoulder bag and even to an elegant top handle bag to hold in your hand or arm. The ‘younger sister’ to the Alpin backpack embodies the brand’s inimitable craftsmanship and rich travel legacy.
2. Fendi Monster
3. Michael Kors Rhea
4. Dior Stardust
The Stardust backpack is an excellent choice for when you want to let your Lady Dior & Diorama bags take a break. It has a functional quality and the special elegance only Dior can create. So get set to charm your way through the day with (the Dior) stardust on your back.
5. Prada Nylon Backpack
The Prada nylon backpacks are still one of the most coveted styles from the Italian fashion house. The celebrated ‘It’ bag and beloved House icon is currently up for grabs in varied sizes and in re-nylon versions. Shop Prada nylon bags!
6. Louis Vuitton Palm Springs
A famed icon of House LV, the Palm Springs backpack is a fine accessory to be seen carrying — whether on the streets during Fashion Week or while you’re out, chilling in the city. Take your pick of the LV Palm Springs from sizes like Mini, PM, and MM.
7. Chloé Faye
If you’ve loved the effortlessly chic Faye bag by Chloé in the shoulder and top handle versions, we’re absolutely sure you’ll be ‘heart eyes’ over the Faye backpack! It’s the right fusion of modern utility and sophistication.
8. Gucci Ophidia
The staple bag style gets the ‘Midas touch’ of the Gucci Ophidia collection, becoming an enduring fashion accessory that will catch your eye not just when it is laid in front of you but when it’s being paraded a few meters away.
9. Chanel Gabrielle
The Chanel Gabrielle backpack is from a collection that pays tribute to the House’s founder, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel. Ever stylish and forever timeless, the Gabrielle looks great on your back, across your body, or in your hand. Read more
10. Mulberry Cara Delevingne
An exceptional result from the collaboration of an iconic British fashion brand with a world-renowned British supermodel. The Cara Delevingne Backpack is a three-in-one deal wherein you get a backpack, satchel, and a shoulder bag. The carryall is now discontinued, but you can buy it here: shop
These were our top 10 favorite designer backpacks for women, but they make up for just a few styles in our closet. We have an ever-expanding range of affordable designer backpacks that you can buy today and rely on from workday to the weekend, season after season.
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