Checker & Cognac Kastrup Backpack, $525, by WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie, at WantEssentiels.com.
With an internal laptop pocket, a keychain, and a zippered "privacy pocket" conceived for easy storage, a masterpiece of practicality from the Peart brothers' booming label.
Runner D. Ebene Backpack, $2,440, by Louis Vuitton, at select Louis Vuitton stores; LouisVuitton.com.
Vuitton's new line of backpacks is pre-launching exclusively in the US on August 15. The new models combine utility and luxury, with internal sleeves for laptops and tablets and the iconic "damier" monogram.
Leather Backpack, $2,495, by Calvin Klein Collection, at select Calvin Klein stores; CalvinKlein.com.
Fresh off the runway, this olive green leather backpack shines by its simplicity and elegant design, which includes two side pockets.
Soft Indigo Grained Calfskin Leather Backpack, $3,400, by Dior Homme, at select Dior Homme boutiques, Dior.com.
Minimalist beauty in its purest form, in a stunning shade of light blue calfksin leather.