Man bags out, backpacks in

TMD design nylon contrast panel oversized backpack, $160,


Just as you get used to owning a man bag, fashion takes a U-turn. Annoying? Slightly. But at least with the backpack, your pals won’t snigger and you won’t spend the first ten minutes of every conversation explaining why it’s not a shopper, handbag or tote. This season and, yes, next season (small victory) backpacks will be on trend. Forget wearing it on one shoulder like some teen reprobate, the runway says double-straps: it’s better for your posture and you don’t end up with your jacket going skew-whiff like some slovenly schoolboy. Here’s what we’re backing for spring.


POP on a Roy Lichtenstein-inspired pack
Eastpak Authentic backpack $76,


Make Kanye West proud
Givenchy airplane-print backpack, $1,135,

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Here’s one for the hipster cyclist
Ally Capellino Igor backpack, $508,


Go all bright-back mountain
TMD design nylon contrast panel oversized backpack, $160,


Quilted like Chanel but made for men
H by Harris Q3 Rucksack in black, $755,


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