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In your youth, you approached back-to-school shopping with the same determination as you did building your LEGO sets or Barbie's Dreamhouse. You carefully narrowed down which Disney-character notebooks you would scribble in and hunted for the perfect colored pencils for doing so. But, it was the backpack-selection process you took the most seriously. You had to use one every day for nine months, so it had to be good.
But, just because you go to an office now and not third period doesn't mean you can't enjoy a two-strap slinger. And, since the current market is packed with sleek, grown-up versions, you don't have to search far and wide like you did at age 9 to find a style that suits you. Featuring structured silhouettes and sophisticated colors, this season's backpack is perfect for swinging over your shoulders for your 9-to-5. Click through to shop 15 of our favorite work-friendly picks that will no doubt have your back — from desk and beyond.