It’s time to fall in love with a designer backpack – those roomy, functional no more utilitarian ‘back totes’ that you don’t have to carry on your shoulder and that can hold so much of your every day or weekend or gym or tech kit that once you start carrying one you’ll wonder how you ever managed without.
Best of all, right now, every self respecting handbag designer has several backpacks in their accessories collections, from basic and very lightweight ‘shell’ backpacks to full on leather with studs and zips and tassels.
A great backpack will hold everything you want it to and look chic at the same time, and most of them are so easy to carry around. If you’re planning to take your laptop with you make sure you have padded straps for extra comfort and support, and remember that the more zips and pockets the heavier your backpack will be, also that nylon is going to be lighter than leather.
My favourite is Tumi’s Calais Backpack, designed with quality, comfort, functionality and good looks in mind it’s worth the investment for anyone who wants a backpack that truly does it all. After that? A Michael Kors backpack, of course – every style of backpack in every colour in nylon, leather and print. What more could you want. But there are truly so many designers to choose from. This season’s bag buy simply has to be a backpack.