The List Report: The Backpack is Back

The List Report: The Backpack is Back
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The List Report: The Backpack is Back

Ahh spring...the season of outdoor activities, music festivals, flea market shopping, and all the fun we've been missing out on this winter.

Spring also happens to be a key time for a style refresher, and if you're not looking to replace your entire wardrobe, a handbag is the perfect way to achieve a new look. But wait, let's back up a second - music festivals, flea markets...all that sounds like a whole lot of activity, and no one wants to lug around a heavy shoulder bag while they're shopping or dancing the night away. Enter the backpack, an elementary school staple that's now turning into a serious fashion statement. Backpacks remain, well, on your back, allowing for all the hands-free movement you could ask for. Most importantly, they feel totally fresh after seeing several seasons of cross-body bags. And if that weren't enough, Clueless is totally having a moment right now, and no one can forget the backpacks Cher and her friends toted around.

Click through the gallery for our selection of the best spring backpacks. Some are classic faux leather styles, some are quirky, colorblocked throwbacks, and some are covered in ethnic prints that are perfect for a concert or the beach. One is even named after Cher's BFF Dionne. If that's not enough of an endorsement, we don't know what is.

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