When Harper’s Bazaar says backpacks are where it’s at for Spring 2014, it’s suddenly becomes real. I’ve seen my share of “it” girls, editors, and model-like fashion bloggers sporting them, but didn’t anticipate the backpack to go mainstream so quickly. I’m not opposed to it at all…in fact, one of my first posts back in 2010 featured a backpack from Walmart that I fell in love with.
Here are four designer-inspired backpacks that I found for $40 or less. As you’ll see, the first one was inspired by The Row’s $34,000 crocodile backpack, which actually just makes me kind of sick. $34k for a backpack!? Please share thoughts in comments below.
FAUX CROC BACKPACK (TOPSHOP) $40
REAL CROCODILE BACKPACK (THE ROW) $34,000
FAUX LEATHER CHAIN BACKPACK (JUSTFAB.COM) $40
FAUX SUEDE CHAIN BACKPACK (STELLA MCCARTNEY) $1,300
TAN FAUX LEATHER BACKPACK (FOREVER21) $29.95
REAL LEATHER TAN BACKPACK (COACH) $698
GREY NYLON BACKPACK (TARGET) $29.95
GREY LEATHER BACKPACK (LANVIN) $1,495