From shimmer to toons, our pick of quirky backpacks to sling on this season
It’s the season of revival with sneakers, chokers and off-shoulder tops making it back to our wardrobes and backpacks are the latest to join the list. This travel accessory has evolved from being merely functional to now bearing stamps of approval as a style statement from the likes of Kendal Jenner and Gisele Bundchen to Alia Bhatt and Anushka Sharma. From edgy colours and materials to cartoon-inspired designs, here are our favourites.
Keeping with the monsters trend, Alia Bhatt propped this charming Bojack Horseman-inspired polyester backpack from Poem into the limelight when she was spotted catching a flight with it in tow. With funny eyes and fringed hair, this printed bag has a cotton webbing with a nickel hardware finish.
There is a zip pocket inside for your phone too. Rs 16,500 at Maalgaadi.
Featuring their iconic kitty face on croc-embossed leather, this backpack from Charlotte Olympia offers enough space with adjustable gold-coated chain and leather straps. Made in Italy, this drawstring bag can be teamed with casuals and party ensembles. Rs 1,00,900 approximately at Kitsch, New Delhi. Details: 011 46098212
Eye for an eye
Chiara Ferragni’s playful side comes through in this flirty backpack. The silver-toned glittery accessory carries her signature winking eye applique. Its frontal and internal zipping and top handle with adjustable shoulder straps make this a multi-way utility that can also be your statement accessory. Available after 60 per cent discount for Rs 15,075 approximately. Details: farfetch.com
If you like pandas, Chumbak has just the thing for you. Their bright orange embroidered backpack comes with slip and zipper pockets, making for a whimsical accessory. The multi-way straps lets it double up as a shoulder bag too and promises to liven up a plain Jane dress. Rs 1,995 at their store in Phoenix MarketCity, Velachery. Details: 66513356
Add some colour to that simple T-shirt and denim look with this vibrant geometric monster bag from Fendi. With a subtle silver finish around the edges and studded accents, this Italian-made mixed fur piece is a must-have. Rs 2,82,428 at DLF Emporio, New Delhi. Details: 011 46040777
This leather and shearling mix backpack from Les Petits Joueurs keeps it simple. Made in Italy, this black bag comes with adjustable leather shoulder straps and handle, with a shearling lower front panel and red micro-fibre lining. We sure do like the LEGO eyes. Details: Rs 52,270 approximately on lyst.com
This light grey double-adjustable shoulder bag from Anya Hindmarch brings leather and shearling together. Spacious interiors lined with seude coupled with a touch of gold hardware make this Italian-made piece perfect for a casual movie date or a lunch plan. Rs 1,57,720 approximately.
This dark green backpack from Leafling is the perfect outdoor accessory. Available in a number of colours, the customisable Hungarian-made piece is waterproof inside-out, complete with adjustable straps, drawstring holding and a carabiner. Rs 6,000 approximately on etsy.com
This boho chic blue owl backpack is a perfect picnic accessory. The careful attention to detail comes through in the stitched leather print. Available in blue and black, and complete with bright eyes and the beak, this backpack makes for a quirky addition to your look. Rs 1,360 approximately on
Text: Pragyashree Das