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What is a backpack?

Okay, yes, you attended elementary school. So you probably know what a backpack—or knapsack, rucksack, or bookbag—is. But let’s discuss the nuances of the grownup ladies backpack, or backpack handbag. Like a regular backpack, it has straps that go over the shoulders, and either a flap, zipper or drawstring closure. Unlike a regular backpack, it is often made of leather, faux leather, printed or metallic fabrics, and is embellished with studs, fringe, zippers, tassels, grommets or other decorative hardware. A ladies fashion backpack is usually smaller than a traditional book bag . . . more like a mini backpack.

A brief history of the backpack . . .

If you look back through your personal fashion history, we’re betting that you can recall a few backpacks—fashionable and otherwise—in rotation throughout the years. In human history, backpacks, thanks to their functionality, are practically as old as time. Originally used by hunters to cart game, the design was eventually adapted for other outdoor pursuits like hiking and mountaineering. Today, we think of backpacks as standard issue for students who use their JanSports to tote books from class to class. But they’ve also found their way into fashion. In the 1990s, Alicia Silverstone’s Cher sported a backpack with almost every outfit in Clueless, popularizing women’s backpacks as a fashion accessory. And though they briefly lost popularity, the women’s mini backpack trend looks like it’s back and here to stay.

Where to sport a backpack . . .

You don’t need to head off into the hills to wear a backpack. This timeless accessory is perfect for toting your essentials about town. Backpacks range in size from mini bag, to large enough for your laptop. Some backpacks are super sophisticated, making them perfect for the office, while others are more sporty and probably better for the gym. Most fall in between, and pair well with jeans and boots as the perfect travel accessory. You can wear your backpack with one strap over each shoulder, or play it cool by slinging it over one shoulder like a purse.

 

Shop women’s backpacks on sale from Kate Spade, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, LeSportsac, and Herschel Supply Co.

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Women's India Mini Backpack
Barneys New York
$300.00 $149.00
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Julian Backpack
Rebecca Minkoff
$295.00
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$498.00 $269.99
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Medium Julian Backpack
Rebecca Minkoff
$245.00
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Always On MAB Backpack
Rebecca Minkoff
$195.00
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$275.00
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Signature Backpack
Longchamp
$415.00 $299.99
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$125.00
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Pilot Backpack II
Rag & Bone
$650.00 $195.00
from Shopbop
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Belfast Small Backpack
Calvin Klein
$158.00 $63.03
from Macy's
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$298.00
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$60.00
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$125.00
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$350.00 $169.99
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Perry Faux Leather Backpack
French Connection
$98.00 $49.99
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$200.00 $100.00
from Shopbop
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$150.00 $47.00
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$98.00
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$995.00 $399.99
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$415.00 $299.99
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$268.00 $109.99
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$395.00 $315.99
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$118.00 $58.50
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$125.00 $42.50
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$298.00 $178.80
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Julian Nylon Backpack
Rebecca Minkoff
$145.00 $72.49
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$78.00 $23.40
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$52.00 $39.79
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Women's India Mini-Backpack
Barneys New York
$300.00 $149.00
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Women's India Backpack
Barneys New York
$300.00 $149.00
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$125.00 $42.50
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$550.00 $412.50
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'Settlement Mid Volume' Backpack
Herschel Supply Co.
$60.00
5
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'Jester' Backpack
The North Face
$65.00
5
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X-Small Velvet Grove Backpack
Herschel Supply Co.
$80.00
5
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Small Leather Backpack
Vince Camuto
$178.00 $89.99
5
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Zipped Backpack
MICHAEL Michael Kors
$228.00
5
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$29.00 $20.13
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$545.00 $436.00
from Shopbop
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Jace Small Metallic Backpack
French Connection
$78.00 $39.00
5
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Snake Velvet Backpack
Neiman Marcus
$100.00 $49.00
5
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$100.00 $31.50
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$225.00 $150.75
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$158.00
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$245.00 $146.98
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Pashli Backpack
3.1 Phillip Lim
$895.00 $449.99
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$995.00 $399.99
4
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$2,645.00 $1,189.99
4
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$1,450.00 $870.00
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Settlement Mid Volume Backpack
Herschel Supply Co.
$60.00 $36.00
from Shopbop
4
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Wythe Large Backpack
MICHAEL Michael Kors
$298.00 $208.60
from Shopbop
4
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Women's Flap-Front Backpack
Halston Heritage
$450.00 $249.00
4
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Jace Small Velvet Backpack
French Connection
$78.00 $27.00
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$365.00 $112.50
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$88.00 $29.20
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$198.00 $118.80
from Macy's
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$168.00 $100.80
from Macy's
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Dressy Nylon Backpack
Calvin Klein
$138.00 $82.80
from Macy's
4
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X-Small Dawson Backpack
Herschel Supply Co.
$65.00
3
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Top Zip Velvet Backpack
French Connection
$98.00 $34.99
3
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$2,595.00 $1,299.99
3
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Truth Striped Canvas Backpack
Alexander McQueen
$1,470.00 $799.99
3
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$1,110.00 $429.99
3
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$395.00 $276.50
3
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Rhea Zip Medium Backpack
MICHAEL Michael Kors
$358.00 $250.60
3
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$46.00 $30.05
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$55.00 $42.52
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3
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$275.00 $192.50
from Shopbop
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Nylon Biker Backpack
Marc Jacobs
$195.00 $136.50
from Shopbop
3
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Penelope Backpack
Sam Edelman
$178.00 $71.20
from Shopbop
3
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$395.00
from Shopbop
3
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Women's Flap-Front Backpack
Halston Heritage
$450.00 $249.00
3
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$88.00 $37.50
3
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Jace Small Metallic Backpack
French Connection
$78.00 $39.00
3
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$159.00
from Macy's
3
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Campus Tech Backpack
Vera Bradley
$108.00 $64.80
from Macy's
3
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PILOT backpack II
Rag & Bone
$650.00
3
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- Backpack & fanny pack
Adidas by Stella McCartney
$139.00 $104.00
from Yoox
3
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- Backpack & fanny pack
Stella McCartney
$1,250.00 $962.00
from Yoox
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$295.00 $220.99
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$200.00 $139.99
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Grove Backpack
Herschel Supply Co.
$55.00
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