On Trend: Backpacks

Looking for a bag that you can wear with almost anything and that will carry almost anything? Good news – backpacks are back in a big way. Now I don’t mean big clunky ones you take hiking or to school or little ones that really don’t hold anything (anybody else remember animal-shaped backpacks?) this year’s backpacks are slimmer, chicer and more sophisticated than ever before. In fact, even some of the more scholastically-inclined bags have gone more high-fashion and adopted a slimmed down silhouette.

From Gucci to Burberry to Mansur Gavriel, backpacks are everywhere!! Here are some of my favourite, all available at Coquitlam Centre.

Harper Studded Backpack

This totally-on-trend backpack features a quilted design, gold-tone studded details, countless pockets for all your things and a strap that zips together in case you want to wear it slung over one shoulder.

Available at GUESS $108*

Matt & Nat Mumbai Drawstring Backpack

Stylish flap, drawstring closure, supple vegan-leather, secret pocket on the back...really, what more could you ask for?

Available at Plenty $135*

Kensie Colourblock Drawcord Backpack

This black and white colour-blocked cutie is the perfect marriage between chic and athletic. Sling it over one shoulder or carry it by the top strap on the crock of your arm.

Available at Hudson's Bay $89*

Derolphi Backpack

It's rare to be able to say that something is fashionable AND functional, but this bag really is. Carry by it's top handle or over your shoulder - either way, it's the perfect 'about town' bag.

Available at Aldo Shoes $60*

Herschel Supply Dawson Backpack

It wouldn't be a backpack blog without Herschel Supply Company. This Vancouver giant has essentially revolutionized the backpack and made it cool again. The Dawson features a cinch top main compartment and easily accessible external storage options and is available in a wide variety of colours, fabrics and patterns. If you want to be one of the 'cool kids' you really can't go wrong with a Herschel.

Available at Below the Belt $74.99*

Are you on board with backpacks? Let us know which one is your favourite!

*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.