Top 5 Luxury Backpacks for Every Style

Are you in the market to buy a luxury backpack? Or you are thinking about now is the time to splurge on a designer backpack? Well you are in luck because today we are going to talk about the history of the backpacks and the best luxury backpacks worth investing in! Let’s go ahead and dive into the history of the backpack. 

Designer LV Backpack
LV Backpack © saki.luxlove

History of Luxury Backpacks

Red Backpack styled
Designer Backpacks © vesslebags

The backpack, like many things is something that we use every day, and because of this it does not have an official inventor and an exact date of creation. At different times throughout history and different locations / continents, people realized that it is more convenient to carry the heavy load on the back than using their hands. The oldest backpack found by archaeologists is, 3300 years old! It was found in the Swiss Alps. And today, each of us has a backpack (and not only one) at home. Am I right? 🙂

It's hard to believe, but this ancient invention became popular relatively recently, namely, in 1984. The first stage of the popularization of backpacks began in America in the 60s and 70s. This accessory was very popular with hippies who appreciated convenience and bright colors. In addition, the backpack turned out to be an indispensable thing when hitchhiking around the country.

The most important stage that brought the backpack to the podium was 1984. It was then that Prada presented a nylon women's backpack with a brilliant company logo. Does anyone have a vintage Prada bag from the 1980s? Please let us know in the comments! It was the first appearance of the backpack as an elegant women's accessory. Since then, a backpack has been a must-have for a fashionable city dweller. Below is a list of exquisite backpacks for every taste, which will be a real investment in your wardrobe.

Louis Vuitton backpack “Montsouris”

Louis Vuitton Monogram Backpack in Black
Louis Vuitton Montsouris Monogram Black backpack © dejgaard

The First Luxury backpack worth visiting in comes from Louis Vuitton. The name of the backpack is Montsouris. Which is in reference to one of the largest green spaces in Paris, Parc Montsouris. Citizens, tired of city noise, flock to Parc Montsouris to breathe fresh air and take a walk. In one hand they hold their child’s hand, a dog's leash or the hand of a loved one, in the other a paper cup of a warming drink. One way or another, a long walk is conducive to keeping your hands free. And in this case, the backpack becomes the most convenient accessory. 

The Louis Vuitton 2 200€ model was first released in 1994 and peaked in popularity in the early 2000s, when everyone we saw on MTV seemed to be wearing this backpack. The functionality of the product is simple and straightforward: a voluminous main compartment, which is tightened with a cord and closed with a flap with a buckle, one inner pocket and one outer pocket with a zipper. The backpack was made of cowhide and had gold-colored fittings.

In 2017, LV relaunched the iconic model with a slight redesign. The front pocket has become flat, the cord has become longer, the lower part of the backpack has been sewn not from leather, as before, but from canvas. What I love about this bag is how simple and minimalist it is, especially in the beige on beige monogram leather.

Pricing as of March 2022  

10.8 x 13 x 5.5 inches

Dior Travel Backpack

Dior logo Backpack
Dior Logo Backpack © KL_Love

The second luxury backpack worth investing in comes from Dior. The Dior Travel Backpack is crafted from waterproof technical jacquard blue Dior Oblique. What I adore about this designer backpack is the modern and practical design. Not to mention, how it  incorporates signature elements typical of the fashion house, Dior. The Dior Travel backpack has a large volume, a large pocket with a zipper on the front of the backpack. This allows you to carry a lot of things with you and have easy access to them.

The best part is, the large Dior Travel Backpack can be worn on the shoulder or on the back thanks to the handle and adjustable shoulder straps. This is a perfect luxury backpack for those who like to combine functionality and elegance. The Dior Travel Backpack is an accessory, both for city walks and for trips out of town.

I’m a huge fan of Dior, and I definitely recommend you buy Dior Travel with a signature pattern on jacquard fabric! The Recognizable Oblique is a Dior Classic, which means it's a great investment piece for your handbag collection! Shop Preloved Dior Backpacks

Chanel Gabrielle Backpack

Chanel Backpack styled
Chanel Backpack © Peggy_loves

No list about luxury backpacks would be complete without a Chanel bag! Due to its popularity, the Chanel Gabrielle backpack has seen many updates over the years. A modern classic, the backpack's elegant practicality has been seen by style-setters including Penélope Cruz and Cara Delevingne.

I also dearly love this model, but I decided to add it to my wish list for multiple reasons. The point is in an unusual design: First: the backpack easily transforms into a bag that can be worn both on the shoulder and over the shoulder on one chain. Secondly: the Chanel backpack does not have a valve. The product is simply tightened with a cord. This makes the backpack lighter, quivering, unprotected and so special. If up to this point you have only worn large backpacks that look good only with sportswear, and now you want to try something completely new, the Chanel Gabrielle Backpack is what you need.

YSL Backpack “Joe”

YSL Joe Backpack styled
YSL Joe Backpack styled © netaporter

The YSL Luxury Backpack Joe gives off such a fun, sassy, rock n roll type vibe! This luxury backpack appeared in the FW ‘21 collection, which seemed to be altered from the iconic YSL Monogram bag. What I adore about this luxury backpack is how the base of the bag has a quilted pattern, while the top embraces the smooth leather design.

Yves Saint Laurent is notorious for mixing and matching its leathers and designs. What I like about the Joe Backpack is how it has both the drawstring closure, and the magnetic front closure. While yes, I adore the light color, if this is your only luxury backpack then I would definitely recommend investing in a darker color first, as the lighter colors tend to get dirty quicker. 

Lerme  “Urban 6-10”

designer luxury backpacks
Black Designer Lerme Backpack © Lerme

Image carrying an ultra rare backpack that exists today in only three styles in the whole world! This is the Urban 6-10 backpack from luxury accessories brand called Lerme. What I love abou this backpack is that it is completely handmade and has an unusual history of creation. Before the final version of the backpack was completed, the designer made 6 prototypes in succession. With each of them behind him, he walked daily 10 thousand steps through the streets of the city testing the backpack and ensuring its high quality 

The founder did this so that, he could refine and improve the product. As a result, Lerme has created a product that can make your every walk a little comfortable journey. The Urban 6-10 is made from French Rimbaud leather. It has a convenient flap pocket. Inside is a laptop pocket. So your “journey” through the streets of the city can be with breaks for work 🙂

Best Luxury Designer backpacks
Luxury Backpacks worth investing in

Recap on the Best Luxury Backpacks For Every Style

As I mentioned in the beginning, I love luxury backpacks and designer backpacks. If you want to make your walks comfortable and look stylish at the same time, then buying a designer backpack is perfect for you! In short, I recommend adding one of these luxury backpacks to your collection: Louis Vuitton backpack “Montsouris”, Dior Travel Backpack, Chanel Gabrielle Backpack, YSL Backpack “Joe” or Lerme “Urban 6-10”.

Do you have a luxury designer backpack in your collection?


Ksenia Smirnova author of the blog “Bag Sommelier”

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