8 Fashion-Friendly Backpacks You Won't Mind Toting Around Town

It's safe to say that we've graduated from our days of monogrammed Jansport backpacks. Practical as they were, there's something about those sturdy vinyl turtle-shells that didn't quite scream 'chic'. However, the newest crop of knapsacks provide a bit of hands-free style that are easy on both the shoulders and eyes. From the supple leather backpacks that'll last you 'til kingdom come, to the timely Pendleton sacks that pack quite a punch, here are eight of our favorite backpacks that'll give you some style cred without upsetting your chiropractor.
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Above, from left: Master-Piece for Opening Ceremony Backpack, $295, available at Opening Ceremony; Great River Canoe Pack Co. 50s School Pack, $298, available at Oi Polloi.
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Above, from left: Pendleton Small Backpack, $82, available at Opening Ceremony; Deux Lux Colorblock Backpack, $68, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Above, from left: Free People Bolu Leather Convertible Backpack, $308, available at Free People; Fjallraven Kanken Mini Backpack, $60, available at Creatures of Comfort .
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Above, from left: Browns Mainline Nylon Backpack, $324, available at Browns; Society for Rational Dress Backpack, $557, available at Ten Over Six.
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