The Most Stylish Backpacks for Women
The Canvas Foldover Backpack
Madewell enthusiast and travel editor Hannah Hayes has had her eye on this bag since she saw it in their brand newsletter. With enough room for a notebook, a few emergency snacks, a pouch with Simple wipes, a face mist, and her Clary Collection balm plus keys and a phone, this option with plenty of zipper pockets keeps it from jumbling together.
Buy It: $98; madewell.com
We were already fans of Baggu’s reusable, foldable, collapsible bags that we take everywhere from the Piggly Wiggly to the beach, but their canvas backpack makes for a simple, understated pop of color and vehicle for our work gear with room for a 13” laptop and a front pocket big enough for gym shoes.
Buy It: $48; baggu.com
Our food editor Lisa Cericola uses the mini version of this Icelandic brand’s popular Kanken Backpack as a disguised diaper bag for her two-year-old son and office celebrity Theo.
Buy It: $70+; fjallraven.us
City Backpack Mid-Volume
We’ve already sung the praises of Herschel’s duffle bags, but their City Backpack also makes for a sturdy option available in plenty of fun prints and basic colors. The zippered top keeps items safe behind you, even though you may claim to have eyes in the back of your head.
Buy It: $54.99; herschel.com