From luxury and practicality to everything in between, there's nothing as reminiscent of school days than the purchase of a new backpack. Indulging in something that encapsulates the best of both form and function means it doesn't induce too much guilt, especially when it's as good as this lot. Take a look at our selection after the jump.
Visvim Lamina Backpack Light Brown
This 20 litre rucksack from Visvim holds a laptop up to 15 inches in size. It is made from washed out nylon with a vintage treated leather bottom and baby corduroy on the back's inside. With padded straps, a detachable waistband and a hard back to protect the laptop, it has all of the requirements of a heavy duty bag without compromising on a luxurious design. Find it over at Tres-Bien.
Eastpak by Wood Wood WAGS WW Combo
The second installment in Eastpak's collaboration with Wood Wood sees a much more contemporary turn to last Summer's 'Desertion' collection. The 'Modulation' collection features 400D bonded nylon fabrics with contrasting leather paneling, in a combination of navy blues, greys and purples from suitcases to holdalls. Purchase this backpack style on the Wood Wood webstore.
Sandqvist Stig Black
The Swedish bag brand Sandqvist finds inspiration from the vast and often unpopulated Nordic landscapes which is reflected in the minimalism of so many of their designs. This black backpack is no exception, constructed in heavy duty canvas with straps in black belt leather, and is padded for comfort and protection of a laptop up to 13 inches. Buy it online via the Sandqvist website.
Masterpiece X Nowartt Collaboration Series
Released at the end of 2012, this Masterpiece X Nowartt collaboration should see you well into the summer and beyond. The textile and graphic design label Nowartt brings stunning prints to the quality and functionality you would expect from Masterpiece. The floral print speaks for itself, there are several separate compartments inside the bag and it is finished with pale tan leather trimmings. Buy it at Oki-Ni.
Herschel Supply Co. Olive Polka Dot Settlement Backpack
Vancouver-based Herschel Supply Co. have been producing quality bags and travel goods since 2009. This olive polka dot design features exposed metal zippers, a single front pocket, internal media pocket and a 15 inch pocket sleeve. Buy it over at Wellgosh.
Epperson Day Pack
The quintessential Americana styling of Epperson Mountaineering is shown here in the midnight blue Day Pack. Constructed in navy wax cotton, the bag features exciting details throughout including leather diamond tags on the front and bottom, and one large tag on the side. Made in Montana, America, you can buy the back over at Goodhood Store.
A.P.C Suede Trim Backpack
The design of this backpack is true to the classic style of A.P.C. With a forest green body, the backpack is complimented by a suede trimmings and useful inner pockets. Spacious yet compact, find yours over at Mr Porter.
Want Les Essentiels De La Vie
This navy and white leather trimmed canvas backpack from Want Le Essentiels De La Vie is the kind of backpack that confirms you are no longer at school. White and navy leather trimmings, on the straps, handle and base of the bag take it from one kind of class to another. The front of the bag features an unusual diagonal zipper pocket and a leather patch with the label's logo embossed in gold. Available now at Ssense.