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Backpacks Have Never Been More Chic, And Nordstrom Has Them On Major Sale

Whether you're going back to school or just loving the hands-free approach to bags, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale has the most fashionable backpacks at a deep discount.

Maybe backpacks haven't always been the apex of fashion, but that's all changing as designers take the back-to-school accessory to luxury levels. While those "show off your initials" or superhero backpacks of our childhood will always hold a special, warm little place in our hearts, we're ready to think of the hands-free bag as a definitive grown-up statement. And to help us out, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has major markdowns on backpacks that are, ahem, almost too cool for school.

Rihanna, Kylie Jenner, Emma Stone, Cara Delevigne, Zoe Kravitz... all of these super stylish ladies have been spotted out and about rocking various styles of backpacks. And frankly, if Rihanna says it's fashion, it's fashion. (Who are we to argue with the iconic woman behind Fenty x Puma, Fenty Beauty, Savage x Fenty, and basically owning every Met Gala red carpet?)

Whether you have your heart set on a leather backpack for fall, a sporty one for the gym, or a sleek style to take to the office, this Nordstrom sale has you covered. We picked a few of our favorites, some are from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ending August 6, and some are regular Nordstrom sale items that could go just as quickly!

leather backpack from the nordstrom anniversary sale
Treasure & Bond Remy Pebbled Leather Backpack, $132.90 (after anniversary sale: $199)

nordstrom kate spade backpack in gingham print

Kate Spade New York Hyde Lane Hartley Gingham Backpack, $198 $132.66

mini leather backpack in blue by marc jacobs

Marc Jacobs Mini Double Pack Leather Crossbody Bag, $196.90 (after anniversary sale: $295)

cranberry colored leather backpack from nordstrom anniversary sale

Urban Originals Splendour Vegan Leather Backpack, $64.90 (after anniversary sale: $98)

herschel heritage backpack in navy blue

Herschel Supply Co. Heritage Offset Stripe Backpack, $70 $52.49

ted baker leather backpack in silver

Ted Baker London Leather Backpack, $212.90 (after anniversary sale: $319)

black suede and leather backpack from rag and bone

Rag & Bone Pilot Suede & Leather Backpack, $464.90 (after anniversary sale: $695)


Caitlin White

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