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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 the perfect alternative to standard daypacks or travel purses!

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 12 gorgeously designed cute backpacks for travel, and one of them may be your new favorite travel companion!


Cute Backpacks for Travel


Monochrome Miracle


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Rebecca Minkoff’s Julian Backpack


This gorgeous backpack is the Rebecca Minkoff’s Julian – 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 which is 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 – just the right amount of edge.

It also has space in a “secret” zipped back pocket – perfect to conceal your passport!


Can you believe I traveled for one week luggage free just with this purse? Read about this massive packing triumph!


Marvelously Marc


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Marc Jacobs Domo Arigato Packrat Backpack


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.


Beautifully Budget


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Sole Society Faux Leather Backpack


This inexpensive faux leather bag is from Sole Society; a lovely backpack 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 Peru taking in the breathtaking sights.


Charmingly Convertible


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Jetsetter Convertible Backpack


The elegant Jetsetter Convertible morphs into a luxury yellow 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 which make it a perfect urban purse for the designer obsessed traveler.


Handsome Haul


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Marc Jacobs Preppy Legend Backpack


This Preppy Legend Backpack from Marc Jacobs is a complete unplugged version of the brand’s loud and colorful designs. It’s serious and straight to the point, a minimalist design perfect for entrepreneurs traveling across Europe. This backpack can carry your essentials within its nylon-lined material. No-fuss and understated, we love this bag.


Cool Coral


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Neiman Marcus Drawstring Backpack


How about a splash of color to brighten your day? Neiman Marcus drawstring backpack is a perfect choice for the young-at-heart, living life to its fullest. This bag is a great item to bring on a fun, tropical vacation to the Dominican Republic or Fiji.


Talk About Timeless


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Tory Burch Nylon Flap Backpack


Tory Burch’s Nylon Backpack offers a spacious bag in lightweight material. The classic design isn’t its only highlight; it’s packable too! The Porcini color is an easy to wear neutral, easily wearable with all the items in your wardrobe. Walk around the streets of Singapore sporting this drawstring dream.


Vainly Vegan


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 Sole Society Leather Backpack


This classic leather backpack from Sole Society is an awesome buy; it comes with an elegant design topped with tassels for that preppy look. Plus, it’s an affordable and cute backpack for an eco conscious traveler. Take this bag with you as you stroll around the fashionable streets of Buenos Aires.


Demure Duochrome


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Herschel Supply Co. 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.


Hiss Hits


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Aurora Snake-Embossed Backpack


A snakeskin backpack is always a good thing, especially for the glamorous urban-chic lady. Christian Lacroix’s snake-print leather bag in blue comes with a two-way zip and envelope-designed front flap, a rather lovely item to use on a day trip around Los Angeles.


Tastefully Textured


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Poverty FLats by Rian Raised Dot V Backpack


Be adventurous, just like Rian’s Poverty Flats backpack. Another Travel Fashion Girl favorite, its dual textured exterior is among its best features; with others including inner welt pockets, adjustable shoulder straps and a zip top design. The bag is roomy and spacious, just enough to carry your haul on your London trip. The affordable price tag tops these bags as ultra-cute backpacks for travel around trendy cities.


Prim and Preppy


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Neiman Marcus Backpack


This seriously constructed blue toned bag from Neiman Marcus is a lovely jolt of hue from your usual blacks and browns. The tote handles allow you to transform your backpack into a classy handbag; a nice accent to your clothing in Sydney. Choose among the variety of colors to suit your personality.



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