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When you think of backpacks, you may have images of kids with brown bag lunches or maybe even hardcore hikers with water and gear. But recently, this once-rugged bag has been reimagined with sleek features and high-end finishes that render it surprisingly stylish.
For those who want to embrace this grown-up backpack trend, here are few options that are — quite literally — too cool for school.
This striped canvas style is great for casual weekends at the farmers market or by the sea.
Baggu Backpack 4, $38
The little leather jacket of bags, this metal-detailed backpack boasts a downtown aesthetic.
H&M Backpack, $35
This stark white sack is as far from cutesy as it gets.
Zara Backpack with straps, $70
Supple suede gives this bag a luxe yet laid back vibe.
Mango Suede backpack, $80
Embossed suede and a pastel hue lend a ladylike vibe to this traditionally sporty silhouette.
Topshop Merino embossed suede backpack, $105
Practical and chic, this twill backpack is a total no-brainer.
Everlane The twill snap backpack, $65
Though it’s only large enough to carry the essentials, this little bag packs a big style punch.
Big Buddha Studded mini backpack, $70
Thanks to the raffia and rope, this backpack begs to be paired with a flowy white dress.
Zara Raffia rucksack, $70
A chain strap and gold-tone clasp makes this an excellent choice for evening accessorizing.
ASOS Chain strap backpack, $54
From the color and closure to the perforation and silhouette, this backpack puts the finishing touch on any sporty look.
Topshop Perforated faux leather backpack, $68
A great alternative to a typical beach bag, this pairs perfectly with cutoffs and sunglasses.
Bop Basics Raffia striped sling backpack, $75