I don’t know about you, but we’re currently experiencing a bit of a hangover from full-on festive glam and long for something a bit…calmer. So – without sacrificing any style at all, we’ve picked out our five favourite denim backpacks – ranging from the practical to the…oh go on then, glamorous! You’ll find something for all tastes and budgets in our selection.
Denim Marmont Backpack – £1,420, Gucci
We start at the designer end of the spectrum with this rather divine denim Marmont bag, which – though it might give your post-Christmas finances that extra battering, does ooze quality! It wears its designer credentials boldly on its side with signature double-G goldtone hardware on show, and is topstitched into sections, embellished with pearl studs. With a carry handle and zip closure, it has rear adjustable straps.
Still designer but rather more modestly priced – and a real bargain at half its original price, we have this durable backpack from Juicy Couture which is made from a (very!) distressed denim, embellished with black stud-adorned applique in a sort of lightning design. This 100% cotton piece has an zip-up external pocket and adjustable, comfortable padded straps. 40cm high, it closes at the top with a zip.
Studded Denim Backpack – £12.50 (was £25), V by Very
We move onto something altogether more petite now – this rather diminutive denim backpack from V by Very. Its compactness and style – check out those parallel silvertone studs and the chunky chain strap – means it is something that would be better employed as a shoulder bag than as something to take inter-railing around Europe, though it’s finished off with backpack-style straps and zips at the top.
Cal Denim Backpack, £10.50 (was £29.99), SoulCal
Something rather more practical now – the Cal denim backpack is made from a very pale denim that features a white pattern. With a zip-up compartment (which has its own zip-up compartment!) at the side and long zip around the top, it is currently on sale for just a shade over a third of its original price, so act now if you want to get your hands on this one. Its base and straps are finished off in a brown suede-effect material.
Kipling Firefly Up Medium Backpack – £89, Kipling
We’ve long been fans of Kipling’s range of bags and this adaptable Firefly backpack is no exception. Available in grey or black as well as in this navy denim colour, it can be used as a shoulder bag if you alter the straps. It has a zip-up rear pocket as well as two boxy zipped front pockets, giving you easy access to your esssentials. As well as a key hanger, further pockets and a magnetic stud closure, you’ll find a super-cute monkey keyring!