The backpack is back!  This elementary school essential has been resurrected from the ‘90s this season.  Whether it’s colorfully printed, fringed, or studded, this year’s student carryall has graduated to a sleeker and more stylish class. Spring/summer 2015 pieces act more like the purses than the standard bulky book bags. You can easily to sling it over your shoulder en route to work or school, but later carry it out at night as a traditional purse when you go out for cocktails.  Here are seven fresh, modern takes on backpacks that will give you looking school-girl chic.  What do you think, will you be carrying a backpack this season?


Sophia Webster is a master at creating playful prints that standout in her shoe designs and her bags are no different.  Sophia Webster Ziggy leather backpack, ($595)


Add a bit of rock ‘n’ roll edge.  Let your inner rebel out with this piece that equals instant attitude. Valentino ‘Medium Rockstud’ Red Backpack, ($2845)



Rows of high-shine studs give the classic backpack a luxe update, while the MK logo print and gilded plaque provide signature touches you know and love.  Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Small Studded Logo Backpack, ($298)


This structured piece is perfect for every day.  Carry yours by the adjustable straps or top handle.   3.1 Phillip Lim ‘Pashli’ Shark Embossed Leather Backpack, ($975)



A campus classic goes glam in glazed leather with fringe detail that gives off a ’70s vibe. Rebecca Minkoff ‘Julian’ Backpack, ($495)


This of-the-moment backpack features a fliplock with goldtone hardware. The lady-like silhouette is spacious enough to organize all of your everyday essentials.  Zac Posen Blue ‘Eartha’ Leather Envelope Flap Backpack, ($495)


A futuristic, techy bag with soft, buttery leather that composes the structured, modern silhouette of a belted drawstring backpack featuring a pop of color with blue straps.  Alexander Wang ‘Prisma Battleship’ Backpack, ($1,150)


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