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Fashion / Style File

The Backpack Revolution

New Chic Styles Are One-Upping the Purse and Changing Handbags Forever

BY // 02.24.16

The backpack, a childhood staple, has made its way back into our lives — with plenty of chic updates, of course — as our go-to handbag. They are all over the runway and the streets, replete with gold hardware and straps, sumptuous leathers and suedes, smaller, more structured bodies, and many other features that make them the “in” item of the moment.

A black leather backpack, such as the Rag & Bone Pilot leather bag, is great because it transitions seamlessly from casual daywear to an evening look. The Forever 21 faux leather backpack also looks great when you carry it like a top-handle satchel. If your wardrobe is full of neutral hues and bohemian pieces, add the Maiyet Africa Whipstitch bag to elevate your look. Whichever style you go with, the result is the same: cool-girl vibes all day long.

From edgy and urban silouettes to suede and fringe styles, here are some the best of-the-moment backpacks, for your consideration.

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