My Top Picks For Fashion Backpacks For Women

As a city dweller and constant traveller, I am always on the search for fashion backbacks. What might seem like an oxymoron “fashion backpack,” does actually exist, and if you haven’t jumped on the “fashion backpacks for women” train, you soon will after seeing these beauties below.

Fashion Backpacks


1. Herschel Backpacks

These Canadian beauties are all over the hip boutiques in Brooklyn, featured in Norsdtrom, and they really rock some great designs. The straps are padded and super breathable and comfy.They are also equally pretty on the inside and out!

Here are my top Herschel picks all found at Nordstrom:

Inspired by the utilitarian features found in the hiking backpacks and travel bags of earlier years, Canada-based Herschel Supply Co. manufactures the finest of quality backpacks, bags, travel goods and accessories

You can even find kids sized versions over at J Crew in some really adorable patterns.

2. Fjallraven Kanken

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Price Range: $50-$100 depending on size. Keep in mind these last forever.

Fjallraven Kanken is certainly a more casual choice, but they are available in several different color combinations and extremely utilitarian. While they may look small, you would be surprised what you can fit in there. They are a very reputable Swedish backpack company, having designed backpacks for MANY years. They are a right of passage for Swedish children, and Swedish adults continue to wear them into old age. Bonus feature: they come with a “seat”…the foam in the back of the backpack can be taken out and sat on in any uncomfortable condition. Second Bonus feature: children can easily carry them so I’ll often give mine to my son when I’m feeling tired :-). Embrace your inner fox with Fjallraven Kanken!

3. Ben Sherman Twill Canvas Rucksack

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Price: $75 and up (On sale now at Zappos and Gilt)
I love the buckle design on these bags. The design is classic, and really holds alot of things! These also go with everything.

If you’re still wondering why you should wear fashionable backpacks for women, here are my top reasons:

Why You Will Love Fashion Backbacks

1. Your shoulders will thank you.

I used to get shoulder knots from my heavy purse wearing days, with a backpack the weight is evenly distributed.

2. You Can Fit As Much As Mary Poppins In Your Bag

If you’re a city walker or traveling and walking alot, you will appreciate the ability to stuff whatever you want in your backbpack…from wine bottles to groceries to books to new shoes, you can always squeeze in a little bit more! Yes, it supports my shopping habit but I’m not complaining.