Whether you are heading to a festival, going on an adventure around the world or commuting to and from work, a backpack is a key summer accessory.
Stella McCartney Falabella backpack
Stella McCartney is no stranger to vegan and vegetarianfashion - her eponymous label is an entirely vegetarian brand and the Falabella range is an international fan favourite. This backpack is made using black eco-nylon and faux leather - hand crafted in Italy in a specialist factory. With a thick chain detail and colourful adjustable straps on display, this backpack is a winning example of high fashion done to high standards.
Adidas’ collaboration with Stella McCartney features several vegan products in a range of patterns and style. We love this imitation leather backpack from the sportswear label for its sleek, geometric pattern. From training, to commuting, this versatile bag with its hook and loop roll top closure is a knockout everyday bag. Given the names behind it, the price is fair - especially considering the top-notch quality and original design.
Matt & Nat are well established in the upper echelons of vegan wear and are committed to being a 100% vegan brand - they also have one of the largest and most creative collections around. Inspired by the textures and hues of nature, this vegan backpack is composed of PVC and nylon. As well as being cruelty-free, the lining is composed out of 100% recycled plastic bottles. If you haven't seen the full Matt & Nat range you're in for a real (vegan) treat.
Whether you are exploring a new city or just heading off to brunch, the Stockholm backpack is a pared down pack for those who prefer a more understated look. This vegan bag is constructed using a water-repellent canvas and high-grade vegan leather. The boxy interior is fitted with a 13 inch laptop compartment and four separate internal pockets - universally good looking and commuter friendly - we can see ourselves happily wearing this backpack year around.
Offered in an adorable rose pink, this canvas bag is so sweetly summer we might just use it to inspire us through the next winter. Made of 100% cotton, the soft hue adds a feminine touch without being restricted to teenagers only. Easy to clean and customise - just add your own patches or pins for a personalised look.
This ultra lightweight vegan backpack is constructed from water-repellant nylon and a recycled polyester lining. Designed to be folded into a small pocket, you can easily slip this backpack in a suitcase or handbag and unfold when needed. Available in a range of colours including blue, black, burgundy and orange, it's an excellent option for day trips.
Tip - use it for grocery shopping - the compactible construction means you can pop it in your regular bag then unfold and fill when you need it and is more comfortable than using a tote.
When it was announced this spring that Off-White’s founder Virgil Abloh would be taking over the helm at Louis Vuitton’s menswear we knew we were in for a something special. If this uniquely different backpack is anything to go by, we can expect big things from the Ghanaian-American designer. With a vivid orange industrial tape detail and the brand’s signature logo, this backpack also features a detachable karabiner-fastening metal cord.