Backpacks are back, and not just for the elementary school set. With designers like Alexander Wang sending backpacks down the runway, there's never been a better time to invest in a grown-up version. Light on the wallet (and the sore shoulders), these stylish options will make you fall in love with backpacks all over again:
Purse-like leather and antiqued hardware make Aqua's Beverly backpack the ideal choice for backpack first-timers.
Urban Outfitters' Ecote Canvas Backpack finds the perfect balance between rugged and urban in one of the season's hottest trends: military. Plus it's large enough to fit all your personal items and then some, so ditch those extra sacks and purses.
Go modern collegiate with Fossil's Vintage Reissue Backpack. The rich brown, vintaged leather screams "New England in the fall," and the back straps can be removed, allowing you to carry the bag as a tote. Two bags in one (!).