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Kate Bosworth, Backpack


There's something about shelling out serious cash for a timeless, just-trendy-enough handbag.

An overpriced stiletto that we'll only wear two or three times, max? No way, José. But a killer, outfit-elevating handbag that's as functional as it is attractive? Now that's an idea we can fiscally get behind. After all, if you do the math (we're talking cost benefit analysis here) you're going to be wearing your carryall more often than not—so logically, it's in your best interest to bite the bullet and absorb the price tag.

ESC, Backpacks

If you're paying as much attention as we are, it's pretty clear that our go-to designers are hopping on the backpack train (thank you, Chanel, for introducing us to the graffiti backpack last year and kickstarting our obsession). 

This slightly ediger version of your classic bag is not that much of a style departure from the routine-purse structure that you are used to, but switiching it up with this new guard of bags will earn you some serious street style cred. Whether you are headed to work or out for the night, just consider the designer backpack your larger, easier-to-carry upgrade.

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Backpack, $895; Cambridge Small Portrait Backpack, $215; Rag & Bone Pilot Backpack, $755

ESC, Backpacks

With our favorite designers reinterpreting their most popular signature purse styles into edgier bags reminiscent of our childhood knapsack (sorry, trusty JanSport), we have our sights set on the modern day backpack as our next investment piece. 

Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer Backpack, $1,295; Proenza Schouler Small PS Courier Backpack, $1,675; Alexander Wang Prisma Backpack, $1,095