The backpack is back! ¬†This elementary school essential has been resurrected from the ‚Äė90s this season.¬† Whether it‚Äôs colorfully printed, fringed, or studded, this year‚Äôs 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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