These cute, supportive backpacks are perfect whether you're in school or not

Whether you’re going back to school or looking for a stylish way to carry your stuff, backpacks are the way to go.

No longer just for students, using a backpack leaves both hands free for you to go about your life, whether it’s schlepping to work or running errands.

Take a look at these seriously stylish pieces that will support your back, to boot.

Audrey Backpack

Audrey Backpack

Sleek and stylish, this versatile backpack with four pockets keeps your essentials nearby with hands-free fashion.

SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $88

Briggs & Riley

BRIGGS & RILEY

Fine metallic branding touches up a slim, modern backpack built from lightweight micro-weave tech fabric to resist moisture.

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $250

Fjallraven

Fjallraven Kanken

This gorgeous piece is made from recycled polyester and organic cotton, with pliant shoulder straps and front and side pockets. And as a bonus, a part of sales go towards climate projects.

SHOP IT: Urban Outfitters, $105

Matt and Nat

Matt and Nat

Function meets fashion with this classic black backpack made with vegan leather from Canada’s favourite cruelty-free fashion brand.

SHOP IT: Indigo, $150

Coach

Coach

This chic piece features room for a 15” laptop, a zip pocket and multifunction pockets for easy organization as well as wide padded straps for ultimate comfort.

SHOP IT: Coach, $495

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

This snake printed faux leather build is complete with a zipped main compartment, front storage pocket and lightly padded shoulder straps.

SHOP IT: Urban Outfitters, $60

Ted Baker London

Ted Baker London

A stretchy knit fabric textured with mixed stitches puts a fresh spin on a spacious backpack that serves as a versatile around-town accessory.

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $390

Herschel Supply Co.

Herschel Supply Co.

Featuring a timeless diamond shaped accent, the Heritage backpack offers a functional design and a fine regard for detail.

SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $78

Tory Burch

Tory Burch

Gleaming golden hardware shines against the durable nylon construction of this classically structured backpack with plenty of room for all of your essentials.

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $350

Aldo

Aldo

For the ultimate urban look this season, an elegantly understated backpack is the way to go for all your essentials.

SHOP IT: Aldo, $48

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