High-end backpacks totally worth the splurge

It’s the bag that follows you everywhere. Being able to cruise through airport security hands-free is reason enough to invest in the perfect travel pack. Make an impression even on your way out the door with one of these top-of-the-line backpacks.

  1. Coach Campus Backpack


This simple Coach backpack blends utility and timeless style. Padded straps allow for extra shoulder-comfort, and there is plenty of space for a laptop or other large items. It’s available in black, a midnight-blue, and racing green.

To buy: coach.com, USD550

  1. Burberry Prorsum Nylon Backpack


This nylon Burberry backpack is extremely durable, and the drawstring closure beneath the snap flap ensures items remain secure. Three exterior zip-pockets allow for easy-access to items such as your cell phone or sunglasses. Leather tassels and gold zippers glam up the pack.

To buy: nordstrom.com, USD1,350

  1. Fendi Croc Tail Leather Backpack


Fendi knows luxury, and this calfskin leather backpack is no exception. Crocodile leather trim and palladium studs promise to make the blue-on-black bag pop with any outfit. It’s lightweight and roomy enough for an entire day sightseeing.

To buy: nordstrom.com, USD2,650

  1. Coach Manhattan Backpack


Coach’s Manhattan Backpack is a contemporary patchwork of pebbled leather and suede. The spacious pockets and durable fabrics make this pack the picture of functionality.

To buy: coach.com, USD650

  1. Anya Hindmarch Mini Eyes Leather Backpack


Give your luggage a sense of humor with this Anya Hindmarch backpack. The smooth leather bag features a top handle, adjustable straps, and gold hardware—but it’s the playful set of eyes that make this pack, well, eye-catching.

To buy: saksfifthavenue.com; USD1,450

  1. Coach Modern Varsity Campus Backpack


Sporty racing stripes halve this calf leather men’s backpack, which boasts enough space to pack carry-on essentials like a laptop or a few good books. Whatever you’re bringing with you, a full zip closure ensures your items stay where they belong.

To buy: coach.com, USD595

  1. Frye Leather Drawstring Bag


Gleaming leather and an extra-spacious interior make this classic pack from Frye a must-have for quick weekend getaways.

To buy: saksfifthavenue.com, USD478

  1. Marc Jacobs Nylon Backpack


Despite its designer label, this nylon pack from Marc Jacobs is still relatively affordable, and it has plenty of space for all of your travel must-haves.

To buy: saksfifthavenue.com, USD195

  1. Rag & Bone Pilot Backpack


This sleek leather pack from Rag & Bone features a unique angular flap that secures shut with a hidden magnetic closure. It is simple and classic, and will pair well with any travel outfit.

To buy: rag-bone.com, USD695

  1. Proenza Schouler PS1 Nylon Backpack


Proenza Schouler’s soft, indigo nylon pack is elevated by silver accents and leather trim. A locked, top-flap adds extra security to the drawstring bag.

To buy: saksfifthavenue.com, USD1,495

  1. Saint Laurent Nylon Hunting Backpack


Perfect for all his carry-on items, the Nylon Hunting Bag by Saint Laurent has a classic round-top backpack shape with generous interior space and a small front-zip pocket.

To buy: saksfifthavenue.com, USD795

  1. Coach Metropolitan Rucksack


Crafted from sport calf leather, Coach’s Metropolitan Rucksack pays homage to the vintage saddlebag. Of course, the traditional bag has received a few modern updates—including a dedicated laptop sleeve. It’s available in both racing green and dark saddle.

To buy: coach.com, USD695

  1. Avalon Backpack


This bucket-style woven leather backpack is the perfect carry-all to swing over your shoulder when hopping in the car for a road trip or heading to the airport for a transatlantic flight. Wedding utility and style, the pack features inside pockets and adjustable shoulder straps paired with a stylish tassel zipper. And, for the earth-conscious, the company makes a point to be entirely committed to sustainable manufacturing and local craftsmanship.

To buy: Cleobella, USD429

  1. Coach Backpack Charm


We couldn’t resist this adorable—and functional—leather backpack charm, which can hold two important trinkets. Use it as a bag identifier for your full-size pack or as a cheeky stocking stuffer.

To buy: coach.com, USD65

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