Cult Comeback: Louis Vuitton Backpacks Are Staging a Return

Louis Vuitton backpacks are not new, but they certainly are very now. You may have noticed the many new-season handbag collections popping up everywhere right now from ASOS to Topshop and Matchesfashion and we know there are many covetable buys to consider, but we want to draw your attention to a more retro bag on offer because the French luxury and heritage brand's little '90s rucksacks are really trending once more. 

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Style Notes: LV's Palm Springs Mini Backpack on the streets of fashion week.

Some put the first LV-stamped backpack comeback down to Kanye West around 2014. Then, the rapper and self-anointed "Louis Vuitton Don"  wore the larger styles—iterations of which (that look far more minimalistic and sci-fi-inspired) are present on the LV Cruise 2019 runway. However, the baton has since been passed around the A-list circuit with the smaller versions, such as the Palm Springs, proving to be most carried; practical, durable (that's to the many coated finishes available) and suitably statement-making, despite its miniature proportions, this number is trending. The likes of Rihanna, Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin have each been snapped wearing their chosen monogrammed iteration of this throwback. 

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Style Notes: Olivia Culpo looks so chic carrying a vintage LV rucksack.

The street style set is, of course, not lagging behind on this one. We've spotted many a monogrammed mini backpack (the signature canvas is actually called Damier, FYI) on the walks between fashion shows in every major capital. New styles abound and keep those who like their purchases box-fresh feeling well looked-after, but right now the resale market for LV's backpacks is thriving too: a cursory search on Vestiaire Collective throws a whopping 2060 results your way. You can buy vintage options for about the half the price and second-hand newer styles for a similar price to the original RRP: meaning this is one bag that is actually a mighty investment despite its size. 

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Style Notes: Gizele Oliveira carrying LV's Palm Springs Mini Backpack by it's top handle.

We know—with prices starting at around £1300, this is the height of indulgence, but the staying power of this hero purse does make it a worthy investment—a classic now and for years to come. Oh, and it's as good for your back as it is for your street cred, obviously.

Still not convinced? Scroll down to see how the A-list wears their leather Louis Vuitton backpacks on repeat, and shop our favourite versions.

Kourtney Kardashian

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Style Notes: Kourtney Kardashian embraced the nineties throwback with a pair of Kappa tracksuit trousers and a grungy, long-sleeved tee.

Iggy Azalea

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Style Notes: Iggy Azalea paired her statement-making orange Louis Vuitton backpack with a tonal grey ensemble. Loungewear never looked so luxe. 

Bella Hadid

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Style Notes: Bella Hadid opted for the red-and-black colourway to complement her scarlet tracksuit bottoms and bomber jacket.

Hailey Baldwin

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Style Notes: Hailey Baldwin's combined hers with two other of-the-moment buys: a velvet dress and Off-White's slogo boots.

Rihanna

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Style Notes: Rihanna has been carrying her neutral-coloured iteration for months now, pairing it with anything and everything,

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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.