Backpacks are a godsend. They help you carry all your things and let you function hands-free—a must when you're commuting to work. The only downside? They can look pretty chunky. If you love backpacks but hate how they can look and feel bulky, we found several packs that do the job without looking like you stuffed one million things in your bag.
Here are 10 minimalist backpacks you can shop now:
Green Daily Backpack
P1,250, Zero Gravity
Looking for a no-frills backpack that you can use every day? This green pack from Zero Gravity features a no-nonsense design but comes in a fun color that's casual enough for your everyday look. It has a laptop slot and a front pocket with Velcro closure for easy access to smaller items like keys, cards, earbuds, and more.
Orion Backpack Small
P5,290 from Herschel
This sleek backpack from Herschel is perfect for people who hate the look of bulky bags. Not only does it look chic and polished, it's also lightweight thanks to its nylon material. It features a front-leather pocket for extra storage, allowing you to access important items like your keys, ID, cards, et cetera, effortlessly.
See a list of Herschel stores.
Pastel Montana Mini Stone
Who says simple and functional can't look cute? This backpack from Doughnut has a clean, monochromatic gray color that you can wear with any outfit. It comes in a compact size that can fit all your everyday essentials-it even has a compartment for your tablet! Plus, it's made with water-repellent fabric so you won't have to worry about your valuables getting wet when it starts to pour.
See a list of Doughnut stores.
We Are Love Backpack in Pink
Here's a chic pack that'll suit your dressier ensembles: This rose-gold backpack from Parfois features a clean design with an accent keychain that you can remove for an even simpler look. Who says backpacks can't look elegant?
See a list of Parfois stores.
Business Avenue Backpack Medium
Looking for a backpack that's fashionable yet formal enough for your meetings? This bag from Lipault is chic and ready for business. It's large enough to fit a 15-inch laptop on top of all your everyday essentials and sleek enough so it doesn't look bulky.
Available on Zalora.
Fabric Backpack in Mustard Yellow
This sunny backpack from Pull&Bear will brighten up any outfit. It has a boxy silhouette that provides ample space for all your essentials. It's large enough to fit a 13-inch laptop and it also has side pockets where you can store your tumbler or umbrella. Apart from the usual front zip pocket, it also has a front sleeve where you can insert flatter items like bills or documents.
See a list of Pull&Bear stores.
2-Way Business Bag
Here's a bag that's perfect for both business and casual purposes: MUJI's 2-Way Business Bag can be carried like a briefcase and a backpack depending on your needs. The bag has laptop storage, perfect for those who need to lug a laptop around every day. It's also water-repellent, so your valuables stay dry during the rainy weather.
See a list of MUJI stores.
Serol Backpack (P9,950) from Samsonite Red
This lightweight backpack from Samsonite Red can carry your 13-inch laptop and other everyday essentials while keeping a professional look. It's designed with an interior organizer so it's easy for you to find your things and even has a side zipper that lets the backpack expand, just in case you need some extra space.
Available on Zalora.
Backpack in Light Greige
If you love clean looks, you'll want to check out this backpack from H&M. It comes in a stylish greige color, so you won't be so afraid to get it dirty if it were white. Its minimalist style makes it a no-brainer choice on days when you can't decide what bag to bring. It has a front zip pocket as well as a zipper compartment inside to help you organize your things.
See a list of H&M stores.
Women Enamel Mini Pack
Add a Parisian-chic touch to your look with this backpack from Uniqlo's Ines de la Fressange line. It has a sturdy design that features a main compartment and a front zip pocket so you can compartmentalize your things. While its reflective fabric adds some sheen to the bag, it isn't too flashy thanks to its simple silhouette.
Available at Uniqlo Manila Global Flagship Store in Glorietta 5.