Aside from belt bags, designer backpacks are taking over the fashion scene. Whether it’s a fashion show or a trip abroad, people can’t get enough of this versatile bag. It may seem frivolous to spend on a luxury backpack but just like classic bags, they will last a long time and you’ll be getting your money’s worth. You’ll be paying for high quality materials like leather as well as functional design. If you’re convinced and want one of your own, below are some options you can choose from. There is one you can use for travel, work, and everyday use so pick the bag that best suits your lifestyle.
We’ve listed small bags perfect for the airport but you can also use a backpack like this mini one from Louis Vuitton. You can keep all your essentials in the main compartment like your wallet and passport. The zip pocket in front is great for smaller items like loose change and lip balm. The straps are also multi-positional so you can wear it as a cross-body as well. Available at Greenbelt 4.
Why it’s worth spending on: Multi-positional straps and leather scarf loop
This Gucci backpack if great for everyday use. It has an interior zip pocket as well as a compartment for your phone. The inside also has several slots where you can keep receipts and even some cards. The backpack is fitted with chevron quilted leather and is lined with a suede-like material. Available at Shangri-La Mall.
Why it’s worth spending on: High quality leather material
For nights out, a small bag should be your go-to. You don’t need to lug around too many things, just the essentials like your wallet, phone, and keys. This mini backpack from Fendi is perfect for just that. What’s great about this bag is that the chain leather strap can be pulled through if you want to wear it as a crossbody. Wear it on your back when you’re out dancing and across your body at dinner. Available on Farfetch.
Why it’s worth spending on: Multi-functional straps and personalization with charms
If you’ve seen The Parent Trap then this backpack might look familiar. It is similar to the one Meredith used when they went on the camping trip. It has steel hardware, a top flap with buckle closures, and two side pockets. Use this during the rainy season as the nylon fabric will repel water. Available at Greenbelt 4.
Why it’s worth spending on: Easy to care for nylon material
If you’re constantly moving around for work, traveling from one meeting to another, consider using a backpack. This one from Marni has enough space for a laptop and other work-related items like notebooks and pens. It features a magnetic closure with drawstring fastening and an interior zip pocket. Available on Farfetch.
Why it’s worth spending on: 100 percent leather material and spacious compartments
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