Ah, back-to-school season. Somehow, no matter how distant one’s days of academia, this time of year still carries a certain sense of renewal—which is to say, it’s a great excuse for a wardrobe refresh. And even if you haven’t worn a backpack since the nineties, now is the time to embrace the runway-approved accessory once more, especially if you bike to work or commute with a laptop. Far from juvenile, the new rucksacks are structured, sleekly finished, and made out of luxe leathers and standout textiles. These 11 stylish, grown-up backpacks get a gold star from us.
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