The 24 Best Backpacks to Snap Up at Nordstrom ASAP

It’s officially time to revisit your childhood carryall. Except, just like yourself, these packs are far more stylish than those from your school days (no offense, hardy JanSport). Here are 24 fabulous backpacks fit for a grown-up.

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caraa pink gym backpack

Millennial Pink Carry-all

The chicest workout bag we ever did see with compartments for all your fitness essentials.

Caraa ($250)

rebecca minkoff studded backpack

Studded Sack

The matte black hardware is so on trend right now.

Rebecca Minkoff ($130)

clare v leather backpack

Perforated Leather

The sporty stripes will go perfectly with your new tennis skirt.

Clare V. ($399)

vooray navy floral backpack

Delicate Blooms

Stuff everything you need for a weekend getaway into this lightweight backpack, and you’re ready to go.

Vooray ($40)

kendall and kylie red utility backpack

Electric Red Utility Pack

Backpacking…for city girls.

Kendall + Kylie ($80)

ted baker silver backpack

Futuristic Silver

Ground control to Major Tom: You’re looking good.

Ted Baker London ($213)

anya hindmarch backpack

Cheeky Nylon

Turns out all you need to turn a simple black backpack into a must-have hit is two monster eyes.

Anya Hindmarch ($450)

notabag yellow convertible backpack

Two-in-one Tote

This easy carryall transforms from tote to backpack and back again. Magic.

Notabag ($22)

sherpani convertible backpack

Canvas Tassels

Another convertible option, this cool pack is made from sustainable fabrics.

Sherpani ($148)

calpack woven detail backpack

Weave Details

Take her from work to happy hour without being weighed down.

Calpak ($75)

longchamp pink nylon backpack

Bright Carryall

Friends lost at the Louvre? Play spot the bright pink bag.

Longchamp ($125)

zac zac posen rainbow convertible backpack

Rainbow Convertible

So bright, so happy, so getting added to our cart.

ZAC Zac Posen ($395)

tory burch leather backpack

Office-appropriate Leather

Give your worn-out tote a break and try this gal instead.

Tory Burch ($478)

tumi navy nylon backpack

Chic Traveler

It even has a strap in the back to easily slip over the handle of your suitcase.

Tumi ($395)

rip curl bright palm frond backpack

Vibrant Fronds

Perfect for towing along your beach reads.

Rip Curl ($45)

topshop blue backpack

Dusty-blue Drawstring

The minimalist design and pretty pastel hue go with just about everything in your closet.

Topshop ($40)

street level brown backpack

Classically Simple

The clean-lined silhouette will stay in style for years to come.

Street Level ($76)

doughnut water resistant green backpack

Water-resistant Pastel

This boxy backpack comes in a whopping 24 different colorways.

Doughnut ($80)

mali and lili white backpack

Crisp White

For the love of God, please don’t set this pristine pack on the ground.

Mali + Lili ($64)

rag and bone suede and leather backpack

Woven Suede

Suede + leather = ultra-luxe.

Rag & Bone ($465)

kara straw backpack

Sleek Straw

The backpack version of your favorite woven shoes.

Kara ($350)

kate spade nylon backpack

Grown-up Nylon

We love the compact size of this school-inspired bag, but it’s the varsity stripe straps that really stole our heart.

Kate Spade New York ($158)

marc jacobs convertible mini backpack

Mini Convertible

Wear it as a Cher Horowitz-approved backpack or as a chic crossbody.

Marc Jacobs ($197)

sole society gold metallic embossed backpack

Embossed Gold

We love the floral-carved design giving us major vintage vibes.

Sole Society ($57)



Abby Hepworth is an RRCA-certified running coach who has worked in fashion for over 10 years. Want to know what shoes are in this season? She's got you. Need recommendations on...