Thankfully this time round it's less about practicality and lot more about style...think soft slouchy leathers, fringing, studding, texture all slung on one shoulder - take note, it's still not cool to wear it strapped tightly to both shoulders!!!
If it's good enough for Cara D then it's good enough for both you and me!
There are so many beautiful options out there, especially in the designer realm, however, as ever, we've been searching high and low for a range of backpacks that will fit all different budgets, occasions and situations! See below for our top 3BM picks...
Effortlessly cool with COS, £115
Animal meets studs...go awesome with Alexander Wang, £1105
The definition of boho chic with Topshop, £100
Cosy yet stylish with this shealing number from Whistles, £395
Cheap, cheerful and quilted with Zara, £39.99
Go simple yet fabulous with Stella McCartney, £680
High shine peek-a-boo fun with Free People, £168
And on that note, we're off sack shopping! Hmmm we wonder which will be the leader of the (back)pack...?