No designer handbag collection is complete without a backpack. It’s one of the most versatile bags that you can add to your collection. Whether it’s a mini backpack for weekend adventures or a nylon backpack for traveling, these bags can do it all.
With comfort-driven fashion continuing to lead the way in 2022, it’s never been a better time to invest in a luxury designer backpack.
You don’t need to be a frequent flyer or a college student to appreciate a designer backpack. There are dozens of styles to choose from – whether you’re shopping for a nylon backpack, a canvas bag, or a convertible backpack.
We’re rounding up the must-have designer backpacks of 2022 with an in-depth guide that includes some of the most sought-after luxury brands.
1. Tory Burch Nylon Flap Backpack, $255 at Farfetch
Tory Burch is our go-to brand for classic bags that will stand the test of time. At $225, this nylon backpack is a more affordable alternative to similar styles by Prada.
It’s the ideal choice for anyone looking for an everyday backpack with its functional multi-pocket design.
Revisiting the ’90s practical backpack designs, this Tory Burch nylon backpack features a multi-pocket construction with a drawstring fold-over top, two front pouch pockets, and the designer’s double-T plaque
As an understated style, Tory Burch’s signature double T logo only appears on the hardware of the top flap. This backpack has a drawstring fastening and an array of internal and external pockets for easy organization.
It’s a fuss-free bag that you can grab and go wherever the day is taking you.
2. Givenchy Mini 4G Backpack, $1,690 at Farfetch
Mini bags are still having a moment. Givenchy’s “Mini 4G” backpack features chain-link and leather straps with an otherwise minimalistic design.
Silver-tone chain links and a logo plaque elevate Givenchy’s otherwise minimalist black nylon backpack
Although considered a mini backpack, this style is large enough to hold your daily essentials. Just like the Tory Burch bag, this mini backpack features the signature Givenchy logo as an understated way of letting everyone know where your bag is from.
Also available at Saks Fifth Avenue, it’s the perfect choice for a splurge purchase as a designer backpack for those who want an effortlessly chic style that won’t weigh them down.
3. Moschino Quilted Logo-Plaque Backpack, $570 at Farfetch
One of the most popular luxury brands for backpacks is Moschino. If you’re a fan of streetwear fashion or a touch of logomania, this Moschino backpack is worth checking out.
A lightweight and minimalist diamond-quilted backpack finished with Moschino’s gold-tone logo lettering across the front
It’s available in black quilting with a silver or gold logo and in an all-pink monochromatic look. This backpack makes sure that everyone knows exactly who you’re wearing.
The classic Moschino backpack features an all-around zip fastening, front zip pocket, and adjustable shoulder straps. It’s an ideal size for use as a work bag or to take while traveling. You’ll be able to store all your essentials with a few added extras.
4. Prada Logo-Plaque Backpack, $1,690 at Farfetch
Prada is one brand that is looking back into their archive for styling inspiration. Their logo-plague backpack is a more expensive alternative to the Tory Burch style and is another 100% nylon backpack.
This minimalistic backpack is available in several neutral shades, including black and pale blue. As an understated style, the focus of the design is the classic Prada triangle-logo plaque.
Offering refined elegance, Prada’s nylon backpack is simply decorated with the brand’s signature logo plaque
This backpack is an in-between size that works as an everyday style – making it big enough to fit your essentials without becoming a Mary Poppins bag.
At almost $1,700, this backpack is a splurge purchase but a worthwhile investment for anyone searching for a luxury backpack that will stand the test of time.
5. Saint Laurent Joe Quilted Backpack, $2,490 at Mytheresa
Not every backpack looks like one you would have had as a student. The “Joe” backpack by Saint Laurent is a convertible bag that you can carry as a shoulder bag or backpack.
This vintage-inspired backpack features Saint Laurent’s signature chevron-quilted leather. Its distinctive gold hardware stands out against the leather, including the brand’s iconic YSL logo.
Merging practicality and style, Saint Laurent’s Joe backpack is made from leather with chevron quilting and features a chainlink drawstring and the iconic YSL logo hardware
The front flap pocket gives this backpack a more elevated look, while the drawstring fastening adds a bohemian feel.
Although it’s one of the most expensive designer backpacks on this list, it’s a classic Saint Laurent style that any fan of the brand will appreciate.
6. MCM Kaave Logo Backpack, $1,286 at Farfetch
Any fan of MCM will be familiar with their iconic backpacks. The “Kaave” backpack is available in several different color options, including a vintage-inspired soft cognac brown leather.
Gold-tone studs and MCM’s monogram print add a contemporary vibe to this vintage-inspired cognac leather backpack
It incorporates MCM’s monogram print and a front logo plaque that adds a contemporary feel to an otherwise simplistic design. The gold-tone stud detailing gives the style a unisex and streetwear-inspired look.
This backpack is a popular choice for those who find themselves always on the go – whether you’re jumping on a train, heading to the office, or running errands in the city. It’s made using nappa leather, canvas, and 24kt gold plated brass.
7. Gucci GG Supreme Backpack, $1,850 at Farfetch
Another designer brand that is a popular choice for backpack fans is Gucci. The GG Supreme backpack is one of the most recognizable and a favorite among celebrities and influencers alike.
The interior is laid out to give you a spot for all your essentials, from your laptop to your water bottle and other must-haves.
A practical high-end backpack from Gucci made of monogrammed canvas with leather trims and a mesh back
This canvas backpack is lightweight and ideal for wearing every day as a work or college backpack. While the silhouette is like a traditional schoolbag, the Gucci supreme canvas takes the silhouette to the next level with its leather trimming.
8. Michael Michael Kors Rhea Mini Backpack, $395 at Farfetch
Not every designer backpack comes with a four-figure price tag. One of the most affordable designer backpacks on our list is from Michael Kors.
At under $400, this designer backpack is fuss-free and has three zipped compartments with polished gold-tone hardware and a matching Michael Kors logo.
Michael Kors’ Rhea is a versatile, multi-functional mini backpack with a streamlined silhouette that you can carry by the top handle or the adjustable shoulder straps
This multi-functional backpack is the perfect size to wear as a shoulder bag or to carry it by the top handle for a more elevated look. As a mini backpack, the adjustable shoulder straps make it easy to carry for any occasion.
9. Gucci GG Supreme Convertible Backpack, $2,150 at Farfetch
Do you like the Saint Laurent bag that we featured earlier on this list? Gucci has offered its own take on the bucket bag and backpack hybrid.
This backpack features all the signature motifs of Gucci – from its GG Supreme monogram print to the adjustable green and red web straps.
The Gucci GG Supreme drawstring bucket-style backpack is crafted from a coated microfiber fabric with a yellow top handle and back shoulder straps that can be released and adjusted to be worn as a shoulder bag
You adjust the straps to convert the backpack into a shoulder bag, while the yellow handle also gives you the option of carrying it as a top handle bag. At under $2,000, it’s a 3-in-1 backpack that is the perfect choice for your first designer bag.
10. Longchamp Le Pliage Backpack, $112 at Farfetch
When it comes to designer backpacks, Longchamp is in a league of its own. It’s one style you’ll see everywhere in the fashion capitals of the world.
At just over $100, the Longchamp “Le Pliage” backpack is an icon. Although the most simplistic backpack on this list, it’s fuss-free, easy to carry, and designed to fold easily into your suitcase or a larger bag while traveling.
Affordable and fuss-free, Longchamp’s iconic Le Pliage backpack is designed to fold easily into your suitcase while traveling
The Le Pliage is one backpack that everyone should have in their bag collection. You’ll find one in every color of the rainbow. As a lightweight bag that is easy to clean, it’s perfect for carrying all year round.
11. Zac Posen Eartha Convertible Backpack, $625 at Farfetch
Do you want the convenience of a backpack without the look of a schoolbag? Zac Posen has the answer.
This convertible backpack has the appearance of a top-handle bag but with the functionality of a backpack. Its faux-pearl detailing and laser-cutting give the bag an elegant vintage-inspired look.
A chic convertible backpack from Zac Posen featuring faux pearls and floral laser-cut detail
This dark cherry bag is one that you can take with you for a day out with your girlfriends or carry as a workbag. Once your arms start to get heavy, change around the straps and use it as a backpack. It’s as simple as that!
12. Karl Lagerfeld K/Ikonik Medium Backpack, $231 at Farfetch
Give your classic black backpack an update with this Karl Lagerfeld design. This medium backpack features a graphic print of one of history’s most recognizable designers with silver hardware to match.
Karl Lagerfeld’s graphic logo and silver hardware define this rather simple black backpack
The adjustable shoulder straps make it comfortable to wear this backpack all day long, while the full lining features the Karl Lagerfeld logo. At $225, this backpack is at an attainable price point and gives you a great cost per wear.
13. Moncler Small Kilia Backpack, $600 at Farfetch
Moncler is one of the most popular streetwear brands of the moment – so it’s no surprise that they appear on this list.
The small “Kilia” backpack replicates the classic padded design that is synonymous with Moncler’s jackets and is made with versatility and practicality in mind.
Versatile and practical, Moncler’s Kilia backpack is crafted in a padded design and detailed with a logo patch to the front and a detachable adjustable shoulder strap that can be worn in different ways
The backpack features the signature Moncler logo on the front with a detachable adjustable shoulder strap that gives you the option to carry it by the top handle as well.
14. Marc Jacobs ‘The Backpack’ Logo-Print Backpack, $487 at Farfetch
After a few years of being out on the cold, Marc Jacobs has made a comeback – with a bang.
The brand’s “The Backpack” logo-print backpack is simple, versatile, and streetwear-ready. As a cotton backpack, it’s lightweight to carry and is one of the most sought-after bags of 2022.
A lightweight cotton backpack, The Backpack by Marc Jacobs features a structured silhouette and a minimalistic design with a logo patch to the front
Its minimalistic design is intended to give you optimal space, whether you’re carrying your skincare essentials or all your tech for a day at the office.
At under $500, this Marc Jacobs backpack sits at an attainable price point and is right on-trend.
15. See by Chloe Logo-Print Backpack, $754 at Farfetch
Sometimes, you want everyone to know exactly what you’re wearing. The See by Chloe logo-print backpack is made using a lightweight cotton material with two front patch pockets and a gold-tone logo plaque.
Let everyone know what you’re wearing with the See By Chloe blue cotton backpack, featuring an all-over logo print and a gold-tone logo plaque
The wide shoulder straps are designed to give you extra comfort when carrying your belongings – making it the perfect travel companion or plus-one for a day in the city.
16. Kenzo Tiger Patch Backpack, $299 at Farfetch
Not everyone wants a logo-covered backpack. If you prefer a more simplistic style, check out this backpack by Kenzo. It’s under $300 and features the brand’s signature Tiger motif.
A minimalist black nylon bag that boasts Kenzo’s signature Tiger motif on the front zip pocket
While you’ll have a logo-printed lining, the rest of the backpack is minimalistic for an understated look. This backpack features two external pockets, a side pocket for your water bottle, and a large internal pocket.
17. Mansur Gavriel Mini Lady Backpack, $495 at Farfetch
It’s easy to be reminded of your school days when shopping for a backpack. Mansur Gavriel does things differently. The brand’s mini “Lady” backpack is an elegant style that adds a vintage feel to any outfit.
Add an elegant vintage feel to any outfit with Mansur Gavriel’s Mini Lady backpack, featuring a fold-over top with a drawstring fastening and an understated embossed logo on the front
The caramel brown calf leather features the brand’s logo embossed on the front. The classic silhouette with its fold-over top and drawstring fastening gives you a ‘90s-inspired look.
You can carry this backpack anywhere – from a trip to the theater to your next adventure abroad.
18. Saint Laurent YSL-Plaque Tweed and Leather Backpack, $1,985 at Matches Fashion
One of our favorite convertible backpack styles comes from Saint Laurent. It’s another bucket bag-turned-backpack but with a distinctively Parisian twist.
Mixing multicolored tweed and matelassé leather, Saint Laurent brings a mood-lifting effect to this backpack that’s expertly constructed with two adjustable straps
This backpack pays homage to Saint Laurent’s heritage with its signature logo plaque and y-shaped quilted effect. The multicolor tweed panel adds a bright twist to the otherwise classic backpack.
19. Moschino Biker Jacket Mini Backpack, $1,995 at Farfetch
The most unique backpack on our list comes from Moschino. If you’re a fan of leather jackets, this is the backpack for you.
Offering tough-chic edge, Moschino’s mini backpack takes inspiration from leather biker jackets and features two adjustable detachable shoulder straps for several carrying options
The Moschino Biker Jacket bag lets you take your love for leather jackets to the next level while telling everyone that you have the best taste in backpacks.
You can carry this backpack as a shoulder bag with its detachable strap or wear it as a traditional backpack.
20. Supreme Box Logo Backpack, $272 at Farfetch
Do you want a backpack that can keep up with your lifestyle? This olive-green backpack by Supreme is the perfect choice for a college backpack or for any adrenaline seeker.
A staple for skaters, students, and adrenaline seekers, the Supreme Box Logo backpack comes with a large main compartment and ergonomically-designed shoulder straps for comfort
It’s made with skateboarders in mind and features side straps designed to secure your backpack, while the external zip-entry pocket is designed for laptops. It features the white Supreme box logo and is made using 100% nylon.
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