Backpacks – the fashion accessory taking over Britain
Backpacks used to be associated as a very uncool, geeky way of carrying your belongings. However, the past couple of months have seen a revelation in the backpack world, transforming the two-strapped bag wonder into the ultimate fashion accessory. With the likes of Daisy Lowe, Cara Delevingne and Whitney Port all showing us exactly how to wear them, we have combined a collection of some of the best backpacks around, so you can join the accessory craze.
Brothers Jaime and Lyndon Cormack founded American-based bag brand Herschel in 2009. With an aim to create timeless classics with attention to finer detailing, the duo has managed to produce a range of bags that are now a huge part of the streetwear world. We love the Teal Little America Backpack (£80) with its beautiful colouring and brown double buckle closure. Find it online here.
No bag collection could be complete without a little number from Cath Kidston. We absolutely adore this Bloomsbury Backpack, priced at £42 and it perfect for adding a little touch of spring to your wardrobe. The beautiful and classic floral print oozes true Cath style and even comes with a padded laptop pocket for extra security. Find it online here.
London brand Lazy Oaf is known for its playful pieces and signature prints, and their backpacks are no exception. The Metrics Square Backpack is our favourite and is perfect for your wardrobe to fit in with the current monochrome trend. Priced at £55, this bag is a satchel turned backpack all in one. Visit the Lazy Oaf store based just off Carnaby Street for more of their collection, or alternatively find it online here.
If it’s a different shaped backpack you are looking for, American Apparel have the one just for you. Their delicate tan leather drawstring backpack is perfect for absolutely any occasion, whether it be a drink with friends or a weekend shopping trip. Priced at £83, you are guaranteed fantastic, timeless quality. Have a look for yourself online here.
Finally, if it’s a little bit of personality you’re looking for in your backpack then this is it. Quirky and fun Danish designer Peter Jensen studied at Central Saint Martins and now creates his very own individual style through both men’s and women’s wear. We couldn’t help but love his backpacks and this orange one with black smiley face is no exception. Perfect for adding a little laugh into anyone’s day, Peter’s designs are full of humour and personality. Have a look at Peter’s work online here.
So, whether you want to keep it cool and collected or be fun yet fashionable, backpacks are quickly becoming Britain’s must have carrying accessory. Make sure you get your hands on one soon!