There's no denying it: along with a barrage of '90s references, backpacks are making quite a comeback this season. From Rachel Comey's hip hiking gear to Alex Wang's signature leather knapsack, it seems everyone is getting in on this spine-friendly accessory. Perhaps it's a trend necessitated by all the new iPads?
Whatever the reason for their return, we've found that some of the best backpacks out there are from brands that never stopped making them in the first place. Take Duluth Pack, a Minnesota-based company that has specialized in hunting, fishing, and camping gear since 1882. Their signature "Scout Pack" in cotton canvas and leather is highly recommended for "bird watching," but we see it being repurposed as a Fashion Week carry-all.
Available in seven different colors, its thin envelope design is perfectly suited for a laptop, magazine, water bottle and a change of shoes. Best of all, at just $85, you won't feel too guilty about beating it up.
Order online at www.duluthpack.com.