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Bringing Back the Backpack

You can channel your inner schoolgirl this spring as backpacks are the ‘it’ bag of the season. From Longchamp to Louis Vuitton, designers deliver their own version of this handy classic – some with an impressive five-figure price tag.   So whether you want a chic, casual day bag or want to make a statement with monogram or even alligator, there is definitely something for everyone.



Le Pliage Backpack RRP$ 135

Inspired by the art of origami, the Le Pliage bag is a classic around the world and is here to stay.  Available in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours, this signature style from Longchamp has given the brand celebrity status.  The Le Pliage backpack is a lightweight bag with the same nylon fabric and leather detailing as the tote sized bag, and folds easily into a compact little shape.  It is effortlessly elegant and is a great staple in any woman’s wardrobe.  Click here for the link.


Alexander Wang

Prisma Skeletal Backpack RRP$ 1240

Known for his cool, urban designs, American designer Alexander Wang has done it again with his rendition of the backpack.  With his own label acclaimed for its cult following – and now at the helm of Balenciaga as Creative Director – Alexander Wang can do no wrong.  This backpack has distressed grey leather, signature Wang prisma skeletal corners and silver hardware.  It’s grunge meets runway chic.  View the backpack here. 


Louis Vuitton

Bosphore Backpack RRP$ 2050

For the woman that wants to let the world know she’s carrying LV on her back, the iconic monogram print is the perfect choice in backpacks.  Proving that the print is still popular today, the monogram is chic and versatile, matching any outfit.  This beautiful leather pack has numerous compartments and pockets and adjustable straps, so you can be practical while still looking very chic.  The perfect city accessory for a woman on the go.  Click here to view.



Sac Soi Cool RRP$ 2275

Hermès has a new bag in town and it landed in stores worldwide earlier this year.  The Sac Soi Cool is a play on words and means either ‘Be Cool’ or ‘Cool Silk’ in French.  We think both definitions are definitely suitable.  This cool silk bag is a causal over the shoulder relaxed look made from Hermès leather and an Hermès silk scarf.  It’s available in two prints, the Carré en Cravate or the Brides de Gala.  We think this makes for the perfect St Tropez beach accessory.  Buy now for Summer here. 


The Row

Leather Backpack RRP$ 4750

If you take your backpack game seriously and don’t look twice at price tags, then this bag is perfect for any style savant.  Putting aside the heavy dollar value, this bag is made from superior calfskin leather with gold or silver hardware detail and takes the old trusty backpack to a whole new level of sophistication.  The bag is loved by the Olsen twins, who know style when they see it.  Oh, and if you think this backpack had a hefty price, well the twins upped the price to a five-figure value of $39,000 with their alligator version which sold out as soon as they hit the stores.  I don’t know what people would be carrying in a $39,000 backpack, but I assume it might be something pretty precious, like gold unicorn hair.  Click here to view.



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