Fashion

The best backpacks you need right now

This week, we're talking backpacks. Gym kits, overnight stays, long commutes, spontaneous adventures – we've got them covered right here with our favourites. The briefcase was once an essential part of workwear uniform, but fast forward to 2019 and the humble backpack has now taken its position. They come in all shapes, sizes and designs, making them the ultimate go-to for work men to hipsters and everyone in between. So to make sure you're all set for your nine-to-five and beyond, here are the best backpacks that will set you apart from the rest...

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Louis Vuitton

This Christopher backpack by Louis Vuitton is fashioned from supple calf leather. Accessorised with flags from around the world, the bag also features adjustable straps and a top handle for hand carrying. £3,450. louisvuitton.com

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Dsquared2

In the market for something simple yet ultra-stylish? Dsquared2 has you covered. The branding does all the talking for this backpack with the label’s slogan stamped on the oversized zip tag. Plus, it’s roomy enough for gym kit or all your work stuff. Win-win. £415. At Selfridges. selfridges.com

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Prada

Opt into the camo trend with this technical fabric backpack from Prada. A very practical choice, this bag features a top zip fastening, a front zip compartment, adjustable shoulder straps, an internal zipped pocket and a leather top handle. £1,070. At farfetch.com

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Bottega Veneta

This black lambskin backpack from Bottega Veneta is a luxury investment. The design is compact and rectangular but will still fit your laptop, making it a practical choice too. £2,025. At farfetch.com

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Dolce & Gabbana

Upgrade your street style with this military-style backpack. Two zipped side pockets provide plenty of room to store your belongings, while the gen-Z yellow rubber logo adds a splash of colour. £1,200. At farfetch.com

625

Bally

Furry with just the right amount of colour, this is perhaps one of the best rucksacks you can slot your laptop into right now. £1,195. bally.co.uk

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Mulberry

Mulberry has dusted off its archive to reissue its Heritage backpacks that were inspired by country pursuits. £675. mulberry.com

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Philipp Plein

This Paris Roads nylon and eco leather backpack by Philipp Plein is a step away from the brand's classic PP logo backpacks. The signature-esque logo on the front adds a personal touch. __£750. At farfetch.com__

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Eastpak x Raf Simons

This Padded Pak RR dual-colour bag is the latest release from the collaboration between Eastpak and Raf Simons. The zip has been reworked so can double up as a hood – handy for unpredictable British weather. £160. eastpak.com

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Bottega Veneta

This white crocodile-skin backpack from Bottega Veneta is a luxury investment. The design is compact and rectangular but it can still fit a laptop, making it practical too. £24,300. At Harrods. harrods.com

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Aspinal Of London

Aspinal Of London's shadow rucksack is a mixture of both luxury leather and suede. From the two front pockets to the adjustable strap and top handle, this bag has been designed to be super easy to use and comfortable to wear. £496. aspinaloflondon.com

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Smythson

The simple Burlington backpack comes in four colours and two sizes, so there really is something for everyone. £895. smythson.com

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