Would You Wear a Backpack?

We remember when backpacks were an everyday staple - They were bright colors, like teal and fuschia, and often of the L.L. Bean or Jansport varieties
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We remember when backpacks were an everyday staple - They were bright colors, like teal and fuschia, and often of the L.L. Bean or Jansport varieties
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We remember when backpacks were an everyday staple - They were bright colors, like teal and fuschia, and often of the L.L. Bean or Jansport varieties. And we were in first grade, toting around spelling books and wearing leggings without any sense of irony. But junior high saw the arrival of messenger bags, and high school brought our fashion fixations, so we haven't touched our backpacks since. Now it appears the old school homework-haulers are making a resurgence, and we're not so sure what to think. Marc Jacobs introduced a zippy metallic version of the classic backpack earlier this year at his accessories store, and LeSportsac has been churning out some cute graphic designs (which are bound to get even cuter with an upcoming Stella McCartney collaboration). There are also smaller, more refined (and more expensive) takes on the sporty accessory from Burberry and Louis Vuitton. We're intrigued to see what the upcoming collections will have in store on the backpack front, but we need to know - Would you ever wear it? --SARAH MUEHLBAUER