Like fashion trainers (your wardrobe show-piece), backpacks are getting a really good rep right now.
While the quirky colourful back to school styles are cool, we've rounded up a selection of classic, go-with-everything backpacks that will last you forever.
The Autumn/Winter 2014 catwalks (House of Holland, Mulberry, Whistles and Topshop Unique) championed the trend by reworking the old faithful backpacks that saw us through our GCSEs, teenage heartbreak and hefty amounts of homework.
Backpacks (or rucksacks, whatever you like to call them) now come in every colour, print, fabric and have beautiful details and fastenings that will make you want to hang up your cross-body and clutch bags immediately.
Going for a sleek, grown-up style (leather or ponyskin in a classic black, tan or leopard print) is how to make sure yours never dates.
Here's our pick of the best styles to buy now...