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Backpacks aren’t just for globetrotters heading for the mountain trail. From casual to designer, there are numerous stylish options appropriate for cities all over the world, and they’re the perfect alternative to standard daypacks or travel purses. Keep reading to find our our favorite cute backpacks for travel!

 


Cute Backpacks for Travel


 

Backpacks are perfect for jetsetters because they leave your arms and hands free to move and go. Cross airports, cities, and towns with ease and style!

 

Below are 14 gorgeously designed cute backpacks for travel; one of them may be your new favorite travel companion!

 

 

These backpacks are perfect for city days, as they aren’t oversized and are meant to carry your essentials. If you want a bigger backpack than any of them featured here, check out TFG’s favorite, the Osprey Packs Farpoint 55.

 

 

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Rebecca Minkoff’s Julian Backpack

 

Rebecca Minkoff’s Julian

 

This gorgeous backpack is the Rebecca Minkoff’s Julian – it’s a certified Travel Fashion Girl favorite. I’ve had it for over a year and it’s my favorite travel purse ever!

This line-quilted tote comes with a unique zip and spacious design with a top carry handle that’s super convenient. It’s a great accessory for New York tourists; the classic, street-style appeal of these cute backpacks for travel match the local fashion flavor. My favorite feature? The deep charcoal hardware – there’s just the right amount of edge.

It also has space in a “secret” zipped back pocket – perfect to conceal your passport! This is TFG Approved! Buy it here!

 

Check out this review on Rebecca Minkoff Julian backpack and  find out why we think this is one of THE best purses for travel ever!

 

 


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Henri Bendel Jetsetter Convertible Backpack

 

Henri Bendel Convertible

 

The elegant Jetsetter Convertible morphs into a sundried tomato handbag when needed; head into the streets of Paris visiting the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the famed Le Marais shopping district.

Minimal hardware, detachable straps, and nylon material are some of the features that make it a perfect urban purse for the designer obsessed traveler. Buy it here!

 

 

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Tumi Women’s Voyageur Carson- Calais Backpack

 

 

Tumi Voyageur Calais

 

We love Tumi suitcases, so it’s not surprising that they also make trendy travel backpacks. The Voyageur Carson is a sleek and sophisticated bag that’s perfect for business or daily travel. Although lightweight in design, it’s durable enough to carry so much.

Along with a laptop pocket, it also has several small open and zip pockets to organize small essentials, and padded shoulder straps. Buy it here!

 

 


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Heshe Vintage Leather Backpack

 

Heshe Vintage Leather

 

This stylishly constructed vintage backpack is both versatile and classic. A simple design and sleek leather exterior gives this piece a designer feel, working nicely with your wardrobe in Sydney.

It also comes equipped with an easy zip opening and multiple pockets for storage. Choose among the variety of colors to suit your unique personality. Buy it here!

 

 


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Marc Jacobs Nylon Biker Backpack

 

Marc Jacobs Nylon Biker

 

Marc Jacobs recreates the sporty bag and infuses it with luxurious hardware and the brand’s logo stamp. It’s a perfect item for Tokyo backpackers, chic moms, and traveling students who want a spacious bag in designer style. It comes in two sizes including a larger option to fit a laptop, too.

This is my new “personal item” backpack and I LOVE IT!!!! It’s so chic yet practical, too. It has a nice open space so I can customize it with packing organizers and I also use it instead of a traditional laptop backpack. This is TFG Approved! Buy it here!

 

Note: there are two sizes. I have the larger one shown above because I use it for my laptop and as a personal item (it does not have a laptop sleeve). However, there’s a smaller “mini” option if you want to use it as a day bag.

 

 


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Herschel Supply Co. City Backpack

 

Herschel City Backpack

 

Here comes a new take on the traditional backpack; Herschel Supply Co.’s City bag comes with a black tote design accentuated with a smart brown flap closure.

This clean-cut structure is perfect for the casual, Type A travelers looking for a no-fuss bag on their travels around the globe. Digital nomads and round-the-world trippers might find this to be a refreshing alternative to the standard outdoor type bags. Buy it here!

 

 

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 Scarleton Chic Casual Backpack

 

Scarleton Chic Casual

 

This classic leather backpack from Scarleton is an awesome buy; it comes with a sleek and simple design that can work with just about any casual day look.

Plus, it’s an affordable and cute backpack for the eco-conscious traveler. Take this bag with you as you stroll the fashionable streets of Buenos Aires. Buy it here!

 

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Pacsafe Citysafe CX Anti-Theft Convertible Backpack

 

Pacsafe Unisex Backpack

 

If you’re looking for an anti-theft backpack, Pacsafe offers a great selection, with the Unisex Citysafe CX being our favorite. This convertible backpack can also be used as a crossbody bag, making it one of the most versatile travel bags.

The bag has a laptop compartment, top handle, and top zip closure so you can keep everything safe and secure. Buy it here!

 

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Travelon Anti Theft Classic Backpack

 

Travelon Anti-Theft Backpack

 

For the ultimate in travel safety, we love the Travelon Anti-Theft Classic Backpack. The main compartment is so roomy, while the side and inner compartments make it easy to organize everything.

Along with a sleek and unique design, this travel backpack features endless security features, including locking zippers, locking straps, a slash-resistant body and straps, and RFID blocking slots and pockets. Buy it here!

 

Please note:  Whether you choose to use anti-theft or regular backpack, always use additional anti-theft products like a bra pouch to hide the majority of your cash.

 

 


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Fjallraven Kanken Classic Pack

 

 

Fjallraven Kanken Classic Pack

 

The Kanken from Fjallraven is one of the most popular backpacks for travel. One of the best features is how durable it is. It’s made from a dirt-resistant and water-resistant fabric that you can wipe clean.

The design is minimal and there aren’t many pockets, but it does have an internal sleeve for a laptop, plus a front zipper pocket to easily access your smaller accessories. Plus, the Ox Red hue is so gorgeous! Buy it here!

 

 


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High Sierra Loop Backpack

 

High Sierra Loop

 

For outdoorsy trips, there’s no need to sacrifice style when you have the High Sierra Loop backpack. It offers plenty of cute prints with lightweight technical materials so you can stay active without the need for an ultra-sporty backpack.

As a plus, the backpack also comes equipped with an assortment of useful compartments and pockets. Buy it here!

 

 


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Longchamp Le Pliage Backpack

 

Longchamp Le Pliage

 

Longchamp’s Le Pliage line has been an easy favorite here at TFG, so it was only natural that we feature the backpack from this coveted collection as well.

Its simple yet sleek design makes it an easy piece for travelers to throw on with just about anything. With a water resistant nylon, it’s also quite durable. Our favorite perk? This backpack easily folds flat so that you can pack it with ease! Buy it here!

 

Read our Le Pliage Longchamp backpack review and find out why female travelers love this bag!

 

 


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Sole Society Faux Leather Backpack

 

Sole Society Faux Leather

 

This inexpensive faux leather bag from Sole Society ranks high on our list of cute backpacks for travel; it’s a lovely bag that suits all styles and seasons.

The drawstring closure with two zip flaps adds a serious sense of style; use this tote when you go around Lima and Cusco, taking in the breathtaking sights. Buy it here!

 

 


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Matt & Nat Brave Faux Leather Backpack

 

Matt & Nat Brave Faux Leather

 

Matt & Nat is another brand recommended by readers and we can easily see why. The Brave backpack has a versatile, city chic look that’ll help polish up your travel outfits in an instant. With a roomy interior and plenty of pocket storage, this piece will keep your belongings secure and your ensemble fabulous.

Style aside, Matt & Nat is also a sustainable brand that utilizes eco-friendly strategies when creating their pieces. The Brave backpack, for instance, has a dark green lining made from recycled plastic bottles. With a stylishly minimal look, a functional interior and an environmentally conscious origin, the Brave is a clear winner! Buy it here!

 

 

Here is a quick review of the 15 cute backpacks for travel:

BRAND / MODEL REVIEWS RATING PRICE
Rebecca Minkoff's Julian Backpack “It's a certified Travel Fashion Girl favorite. This line-quilted tote comes with a unique zip and spacious design with a top carry handle that's super convenient.” Check Price
Henri Bendel Jetsetter Convertible Backpack “Minimal hardware, detachable straps, and nylon material are some of the features that make it a perfect urban purse for the designer obsessed traveler.” Check Price
Tumi Women's Voyageur Carson Backpack “The Voyageur Carson is a sleek and sophisticated bag that’s perfect for business or daily travel. Although lightweight in design, it’s durable enough to carry so much.” Check Price
Heshe Vintage Leather Backpack “A simple design and sleek leather exterior gives this piece a designer feel, working nicely with your wardrobe in Sydney." Check Price
Marc Jacobs Nylon Biker Backpack "It's a perfect item for Tokyo backpackers, chic moms, and traveling students who want a spacious bag in designer style." Check Price
Herschel Supply Co. City Backpack “This clean-cut structure is perfect for the casual, Type A travelers looking for a no-fuss bag on their travels around the globe.” Check Price
 Scarleton Chic Casual Backpack "This classic leather backpack from Scarleton is an awesome buy; it comes with a sleek and simple design that can work with just about any casual day look." Check Price
 Pacsafe Citysafe CX Anti-Theft Convertible Backpack "This convertible backpack can also be used as a crossbody bag, making it one of the most versatile travel bags." Check Price
 Travelon Anti Theft Classic Backpack "Along with a sleek and unique design, this travel backpack features endless security features." Check Price
 Fjallraven Kanken Classic Pack "One of the best features is how durable it is. It’s made from a dirt-resistant and water-resistant fabric that you can wipe clean." Check Price
High Sierra Loop Backpack "For outdoorsy trips, there's no need to sacrifice style when you have the High Sierra Loop backpack." Check Price
Longchamp Le Pliage Backpack “Its simple yet sleek design makes it an easy piece for travelers to throw on with just about anything.” Check Price
Sole Society Faux Leather Backpack “This inexpensive faux leather bag from Sole Society ranks high on our list of cute backpacks for travel; it's a lovely bag that suits all styles and seasons." Check Price
Matt & Nat Brave Faux Leather Backpack “The Brave backpack has a versatile, city chic look that’ll help polish up your travel outfits in an instant." Check Price

 

 


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