This Bag Is the Secret to a Cooler Commute

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Think back to the days of your childhood when getting a new backpack signaled the start of the school year. It was exciting, wasn’t it? Now, you can relive those precious days of innocence as an adult—thanks to designers such as Maison Martin Margiela, Versace, and Burberry, which all showed the trusty accessory (albeit a bit more grownup and sleek) on the Spring 2016 runways.

You may be a bit older now, but the utilitarian piece is just as cool (and functional) as you remember. You can wear it to work, use it for the gym, or even have it double as a weekender for a road trip—without the crippling anxiety of potentially being surprised with a pop quiz. 

The look’s been quickly adopted by style-conscious celebrities, too. On Monday, Aussie actress Margot Robbie was spotted in London sporting The Rucksack by Burberry, monogrammed with her initials. Kind of gives your old JanSport a run for its money, doesn’t it?

So why not give your oversized tote a break and opt for something a bit more hands-free? These 19 chic backpacks will have you feeling young all over again.

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