Festival season has awoken the hands-free bag enthusiast in us. Hey, you can't blame us for wanting to raise our arms in the air to greet the warm sunshine without flinging our top-handle satchel in the other direction? Backpacks, in particular, have been catching our eye — partly because of the nostalgia attached to them, but mostly because of how convenient they are. So, where do our fellow shoppers turn to find a sufficiently adult backpack to meet their grown-up needs? Proving that the textbook carryall can be sophisticated, Rank & Style found the top 10 leather backpacks available right now. No. 1 on this designer list is MCM's Stark Stud bag, familiar to anyone who's scrolled through street-style slideshows or strolled around fashionable neighborhoods in major cities. According to the site's number-crunching experts, the price tag ($685, a bigger investment than your grade-school rucksack) has not deterred customers: This backpack is not only an editor favorite, but it's also a bestseller. The tech-friendly interior (with a laptop sleeve and pockets galore), the durability of the leather shell, and the contemporary downtown look all keep it a recurrent winner for shoppers. If you're hunting for more of an everyday bag, Rank & Style also has a list of HR-friendly options, plus some bucket-shaped ones, for your consideration. All you need now are some on-trend shades, and you're ready to head out the door.
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