8 Backpacks That Will Always Have Your Back

From mini backpacks to beach bags to workout backpacks—we love them all.


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Canvas Crush

Heading to the beach or the pool? Make sure you take all your essentials for a day spent in the sun and by the water. A roomy interior with two exterior slip pockets make for plenty of space to organize your beach towel, your water bottle, sunblock, and your summer reading book. The wax-coated bottom helps keep the bag (and your stuff) clean and dry. Durable and stylish, this canvas backpack will be welcomed as your new beach buddy. ($40; everlane.com)

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The Mini

We are all about the mini backpack. Not only are they adorable, but mini backpacks are a perfect alternative to handbags if you just have a few necessities and want to stay hands-free. The hiking-inspired cords add a colorful accent to the otherwise all-white backpack, making this bag a must-have to accessorize your edgy festival attire. When festival season is over, you can still take this mini backpack along for shopping trips or weekend getaways. ($59; urbanoutfitters.com)

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Fringe Favorite

Fringe is back in style, and now you can add this trendy detail to your backpack. Use this light-blue bag as a sweet accessory to brighten up your outfit when you pair it with neutral or earthy tones. Whether your clothes are neutral or bold, you're sure to stand out with this fringe backpack. Take this bag to a coffee shop when you need to focus on work or pack it with park essentials to enjoy the outdoors with your friends. You'll be fashion-forward no matter where you take this backpack. ($64; topshop.com)

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Ready For School

Herschel has made a name for itself by creating functional and stylish bags. We love the sophisticated edge this backpack has, making it ideal to take to class or work. Open the magnetic straps to a spacious interior that will hold your notebooks and assignments. There's also an interior padded sleeve to protect your laptop. Get a backpack that has a durable construction to last for years. You can't go wrong with a Herschel backpack. ($80; nordstrom.com)

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Chic & Sporty

We know you love Target just as much as we do. That place is a gold mine for affordable and stylish accessories, like this sleek backpack. The white and black combo make for a versatile, chic bag that can be used for work, class, or a weekend retreat with your best gal pals. The synthetic leather finish and faux zippers at the bottom create a luxe look worthy of any designer bag—but without the designer price. Step out the door with confidence and more cash in your pocket with this beautiful backpack. ($35; target.com)

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Sweet & Suede

Suede is definitely having a moment in the fashion world. From clothes to shoes to accessories, this velvety material is making its way into our hearts and our closets. The black suede with silver hardware would be enough to add this backpack to our cart, but the intricate beading makes it all the more beautiful. Ditch the purse and keep your essentials within easy reach with this festive backpack from Zara. ($70; zara.com)

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To The Beach

Take the trendy summer floral print to the beach and enjoy a day of fun in the sun with your closest friends. This Vera Bradley beach backsack is ready to hold all of your beach or pool necessities. With a roomy exterior pocket, spacious main compartment, and a small interior zippered pocket, this small backpack has plenty of room to store your cover-up and some extra snacks. When you're not working on your tan, this cheery backpack would also make a great gym bag. ($48; zappos.com)

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The Workout Bag

This Lululemon backpack is made for women who like to go from their sweat sesh to the office. An interior pocket holds your water bottle and there is also a compartment for sweaty or damp gear, or you can even pack your gym shoes in the bottom compartment. Keep your clean clothes separate from your fitness gear and get ready for work in no time. Sometimes duffel bags can feel too heavy on one shoulder, which is why we like the double-strap feature of the workout backpack. ($98; lululemon.com)

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