Burberry, Balenciaga, Fendi, and Montblanc: 4 designer backpacks to get your hands on

Luxury backpacks: Because they’re never lugged. They’re worn

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The erstwhile humble backpack has just stepped out from a makeover. It no longer wears its durability on its sleeve like a badge. It doesn’t need to camouflage the residue of grime and stains from the toss-around past it tries to shake off so vehemently. The backpacks that are making headlines today and turning heads are the ones that come from the world’s most reputable fashion houses. They’re taut, bold and incredibly attractive, whether they’re seated on the passenger seat of a Maserati GranTurismo or on the spacious baggage rack of a First Class airline cabin.

Luxury and comfort travel encourage travelling light. Which is why, while you may decide to step into your airport pickup limo with a suitcase that carries your cargo, your essentials should be just enough to occupy a backpack. One that matches its functionality and rigidity with your preferred tones of style and panache. Because backpacks aren’t just lugged around. They’re worn.

Burberry Detail Vintage Check Backpack

Rs 84,000; Burberry Rs 84,000; Burberry

If it’s plaid, it’s most likely Burberry. And what better way to commemorate the absolute monopoly the brand has on the popular texture than donning the Detail Vintage backpack? Inspired by the needs of hikers, it is made of bonded cotton. Its handy chest strap distributes the weight of the backpack on your shoulders. It also offers a padded back panel made with breathable mesh. In terms of functionality, it ticks all the essential boxes. The Detail Vintage backpack offers a laptop compartment, three exterior pockets that can all be secured by a zip, and one pocket on the inside that can be zipped up. It’s made from 80 per cent cotton and 20 per cent polyester, with a leather trim. Up front is the raised Burberry lettering on a silicone patch, surrounded by polished metal hardware. Your content is secured with a drawcord closure and a buckle clip.

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Balenciaga Wheel Backpack 

Rs 75,000; Balenciaga Rs 75,000; Balenciaga

Don’t let the name confuse you. The Balenciaga Wheel Backpack doesn’t add the unnecessary weight of casters below it. Instead, it throws all its weight around with minimalism and utility. Unlike many luxury backpacks, it’s large and voluminous. The anthracite colour masks any stains that could catch on, in transit. If that happens, a soft clean cloth is all you’d need to make the backpack look as good as new. Its shoulder straps are adjustable and a top handle makes it easy to carry around when you don’t want it strapped around you. The double-ended zipper keeps your contents safe while the Balenciaga dustbag (that comes along with the backpack) helps you segregate your content according to its use. There’s an additional zip pocket on the inside, where you can stash away items that you would like protecting. 

Fendi Multicolor Fabric Backpack 

Rs 70,000; Fendi Rs 70,000; Fendi

Sometimes the backpack you want doesn’t need to belong to a thematic range of accessories. Sometimes it should just be the eloquent symbol of your personality, complementing your unique style. The Fendi Multicolor backpack is made of high-quality fabric and has a wide form. A single buckle holds its contents secure with the main flap that bears the representative leather Fendi Stamp appliqué across its surface. The brand’s emblem is lodged, square in the centre of the top flap. Another smaller pocket is present on the front of the backpack, also with a flap cover. A handle on the top of the backpack makes it convenient to carry if you do not want to leverage the adjustable straps. The back has a mesh stretched across it, while a fair portion of the surface is made of nylon. The pockets and the flaps are made of glazed fabric with a brown Fendi motif. It’s made in Italy and is styled to the luxury world’s demand of a minimal, yet stylishly functional backpack. 

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Montblanc Meisterstück Soft Grain Mix Tapes Backpack

Rs 70,300; Montblanc Rs 70,300; Montblanc

Montblanc’s accessory themes are just rightly flavoured to touch a chord in you. This is plainly reflected in their tribute to the retro mixtapes that governed and moulded the way we heard and shared music in the 1980s. The Meisterstück Soft Grain Mix Tapes Backpack reminisces some simpler times when data resided on spinning tapes and make recording and sharing convenient. This is reflected by a colourful motif seen across the face of the backpack. This gives it a unique look. There’s one main compartment, which includes a padded section for a laptop, a zipped divider pocket for essentials that you’d like to compartmentalise separately, two loops for pens or pencils, and a smaller zipped pocket on the front for quick access. The Meisterstück Soft Grain Mix Tapes collection offers a leather ensemble that includes a backpack, wallet, cardholder, key fobs, clutch and more. All instruments, including the backpack are made from full-grain cowhide leather that is chrome-tanned. The mix-tape backpack is available at Montblanc stores across the globe. 

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