Back to Backpacks: Why We’ve Fallen \[Back\] In Love

Suki Waterhouse

by Edwina Langley |

We all remember our first backpack, probably because it was our very first bag – the one that kept us company on those long walks to school.

Now, thanks to Burberry, it's time to dig it out again – or maybe, buy a new one (err... we mean, definitely buy a new one) because backpacks are back.

Oh. Yeah.

First things first, what brought on this revival? Well, the moment that nylon, leather, monogrammed number strutted its stuff down Burberry's catwalk of SS16, that's what.

And ever since then we've been seeing it everywhere – like that one embossed with 'SW' (Suki Waterhouse), and 'CJD' (Cara Delevingne), and let's not forget 'TS' (Taylor Swift)...

It's not just Burberry that are back onboard this trend, however – plenty of other designers have had the same idea. Like Saint Laurent by Heidi Slimane with their Festival Backpack, for instance. Not only is it aesthetically the epitome of Seventies cool – THAT FRINGING – but its very name tells us something else about it too; namely how versatile it is...

...For as we all know, the backpack is pavement-worthy, but as the word 'festival' indicates, it can be muddy field-worthy too. (Not that we'd ever be so cavalier as to take our beloved Saint Laurent to Glasto but, you know, we always could...)

So you see, backpacks suit almost any occasion. And if you've yet to get back in with them, shop our edit of this season's best, below.

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Best Backpacks

Burberry Rucksack
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Burberry, Large Rucksack In Technical Nylon and Leather, £895. Buy it here from Burberry

Saint Laurent Rucksack
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Saint Laurent, Festival Fringed Backpack in Black Leather, £ 1,150. Buy it here from ysl.com

Anya Hindmarch Rucksack
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Anya Hindmarch, Eyes Mini Backpack, £895. Buy it here from Anya Hindmarch

Sandqvist Backpack
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Sandqvist, Bob Backpack, EUR169. Buy it here from Sandqvist

Balenciaga Backpack
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Balenciaga, Traveller Textured-Leather Backpack, £1,075. Buy it here from net-a-porter

Prada Backpack
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Prada, Fabric Backpack with Grommet Detail, £1,075. Buy it here from Prada

Moschino
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Moschino, Printed Faux Textured-Leather Backpack, £455. Buy it here from net-a-porter

Topshop Backpack
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Topshop, Premium Shearling Backpack, £80. Buy it here from Topshop

Fendi Backpack
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Fendi, By The Way Leather Mini Backpack, £1,230. Buy it here from MatchesFashion.com

H&M Backpack
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H&M, White Backpack, £24.99 Buy it here from H&M

H&JumpFromPaper Backpack
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JumpFromPaper, Adventure Backpack £83 Buy it here from asos.com

Tory Burch Backpack
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Tory Burch, Thea Mini Backpack, £405. Buy it here from Tory Burch

Givenchy Backpack
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Givenchy By Riccardo Tisci, Leopard-Print Mini Backpack, £675. Buy it here from Selfridges

Accessorize Backpack
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Accessorize, Lyra Woven Backpack, £37. Buy it here from Accessorize

Zara Backpack
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Zara, Backpack with Zip, £35.99 Buy it here from Zara

Elizabeth and James Backpack
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Elizabeth and James, Cynnie Sling Convertible Croc-Effect Leather Backpack, £520. Buy it here from net-a-porter

Longchamp Backpack
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Longchamp, Le Foulonne Backpack, £295. Buy it here from Harrods

Proenza Schouler, Backpack
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Proenza Schouler, Courier Textured-Leather Backpack, £1,150. Buy it here from net-a-porter

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