High-end backpacks totally worth the splurge

It’s the bag that follows you everywhere. Being able to cruise through airport security hands-free is reason enough to invest in the perfect travel pack. Make an impression even on your way out the door with one of these top-of-the-line backpacks.

Coach Campus Backpack

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | High-end backpacks totally worth the splurge

This simple Coach backpack blends utility and timeless style. Padded straps allow for extra shoulder-comfort, and there is plenty of space for a laptop or other large items. It’s available in black, a midnight-blue, and racing green.

To buy: coach.com, USD550

Burberry Prorsum Nylon Backpack

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | High-end backpacks totally worth the splurge

This nylon Burberry backpack is extremely durable, and the drawstring closure beneath the snap flap ensures items remain secure. Three exterior zip-pockets allow for easy-access to items such as your cell phone or sunglasses. Leather tassels and gold zippers glam up the pack.

To buy: nordstrom.com, USD1,350

Fendi Croc Tail Leather Backpack

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | High-end backpacks totally worth the splurge

Fendi knows luxury, and this calfskin leather pack is no exception. Crocodile leather trim and palladium studs promise to make the blue-on-black bag pop with any outfit. It’s lightweight and roomy enough for an entire day sightseeing.

To buy: nordstrom.com, USD2,650

Coach Manhattan Backpack

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | High-end backpacks totally worth the splurge

Coach’s Manhattan Backpack is a contemporary patchwork of pebbled leather and suede. The spacious pockets and durable fabrics make this pack the picture of functionality.

To buy: coach.com, USD650

Anya Hindmarch Mini Eyes Leather Backpack

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | High-end backpacks totally worth the splurge

Give your luggage a sense of humor with this Anya Hindmarch pack. The smooth leather bag features a top handle, adjustable straps, and gold hardware—but it’s the playful set of eyes that make this pack, well, eye-catching.

To buy: saksfifthavenue.com; USD1,450

Coach Modern Varsity Campus Backpack

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | High-end backpacks totally worth the splurge

Sporty racing stripes halve this calf leather men’s pack, which boasts enough space to pack carry-on essentials like a laptop or a few good books. Whatever you’re bringing with you, a full zip closure ensures your items stay where they belong.

To buy: coach.com, USD595

Frye Leather Drawstring Bag

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | High-end backpacks totally worth the splurge

Gleaming leather and an extra-spacious interior make this classic pack from Frye a must-have for quick weekend getaways.

To buy: saksfifthavenue.com, USD478

Marc Jacobs Nylon Backpack

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | High-end backpacks totally worth the splurge

Despite its designer label, this nylon pack from Marc Jacobs is still relatively affordable, and it has plenty of space for all of your travel must-haves.

To buy: saksfifthavenue.com, USD195

Rag & Bone Pilot Backpack

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | High-end backpacks totally worth the splurge

This sleek leather pack from Rag & Bone features a unique angular flap that secures shut with a hidden magnetic closure. It is simple and classic, and will pair well with any travel outfit.

To buy: rag-bone.com, USD695

Proenza Schouler PS1 Nylon Backpack

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | High-end backpacks totally worth the splurge

Proenza Schouler’s soft, indigo nylon pack is elevated by silver accents and leather trim. A locked, top-flap adds extra security to the drawstring bag.

To buy: saksfifthavenue.com, USD1,495

Coach Metropolitan Rucksack

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | High-end backpacks totally worth the splurge

Crafted from sport calf leather, Coach’s Metropolitan Rucksack pays homage to the vintage saddlebag. Of course, the traditional bag has received a few modern updates—including a dedicated laptop sleeve. It’s available in both racing green and dark saddle.

To buy: coach.com, USD695

Avalon Backpack

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | High-end backpacks totally worth the splurge

This bucket-style woven leather pack is the perfect carry-all to swing over your shoulder when hopping in the car for a road trip or heading to the airport for a transatlantic flight. Wedding utility and style, the pack features inside pockets and adjustable shoulder straps paired with a stylish tassel zipper. And, for the earth-conscious, the company makes a point to be entirely committed to sustainable manufacturing and local craftsmanship.

To buy: Cleobella, USD429

Coach Backpack Charm

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | High-end backpacks totally worth the splurge

We couldn’t resist this adorable, and functional leather pack charm, which can hold two important trinkets. Use it as a bag identifier for your full-size pack or as a cheeky stocking stuffer.

To buy: coach.com, USD65

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