V Style: The Backpack’s Back


John Kennedy / January 13, 2010

Remember how you walked into class on the first day of third grade feeling fly with a JanSport bag hugging your back, only to discover all the cool kids were rocking cable-strapped North Face bookbags that year?

Ok, maybe that was only us, but just when you thought your backpacking days were as distant a memory as the Periodic Table of Elements, several designers are reinterpreting the school boy staple as tempting alternatives to the sea of man bags flooding the market.

You might remember Kanye’s custom Louis Vuitton backpack that he sported all around Paris Fashion Week. Well, he must have left quite an impression as European design houses are rolling out with their own versions for Spring.

Check out three options that no doubt will cost you more than your old calculator carrier, but save you the day-one shame. ––Adrien Field