* Backpack purses have slowly gained in popularity
* These 6 purses can all be carried as a backpack or shoulder bag
* Each piece on this list costs less than $50
Backpacks are no longer reserved for school children. Over the past two years, designers have slowly introduced “grown-up” backpacks into our lives, and we’re better for it. These sleek bags allow us to carry all our essentials and yet stay fashionable. But if you’re not totally on board with this new purse trend, consider these 6 convertible backpacks. Each one can be carried either on your back or over your shoulder, giving you a wealth of options. As an added bonus, these women’s bags all cost less than $50.
1. PINCNEL Backpack Purse
The PINCNEL Backpack Purse is an affordable, multifunctional purse. Designed from waterproof nylon fabric, this bag features a large main pocket accessible from a back zipper. Inside that main pocket, you’ll find one zipper pocket and one slip pocket for your phone. Additionally, the bag features sturdy backpack straps alongside a removable top strap for carrying it over the shoulder.
2. UTO Backpack Purse
One of the larger backpack purses that we’ve seen, this UTO version is capable of holding a 12-inch laptop or tablet along with all your essential items. The ultra soft synthetic washed leather boasts modern black hardware and a rivet studded design on the flap. Plus, the bag is waterproof and anti-scratch. In terms of converting from a backpack to a shoulder bag, this purse has 2 detachable back straps and 1 removable top loop handle.
3. Cluci Backpack Purse
The Cluci Backpack Purse is designed to keep you fashionable and safe. First and foremost, this Cluci backpack purse boasts a back zipper closure, making it difficult for thieves to access your belongings. In addition, the entire bag is water resistant, keeping your valuable items dry. Finally, this backpack features a removable shoulder strap so that it can transition from backpack to shoulder bag in an instant.
4. Cluci Backpack Shoulder Bag
Large enough to carry a 10-inch laptop or a 9-inch iPad, this Cluci backpack works well as a school or work bag. However, it also boasts a removable shoulder strap, meaning it can transition easily to an around town bag or even a small carry on for a weekend away. The PU leather backpack boasts 9 pockets in total. In addition, the bag features fashionable metal buckles, heavy duty zippers and a fabric lining for durability.
5. UTO Washed Leather Backpack Purse
This convertible backpack is pretty much a bag in a bag. The over-the-shoulder handbag is secured inside the front of the backpack with a metal snap. Simply pull it out of the backpack to use it. However, the backpack itself is super spacious with a large interior, a hidden back pocket, side pockets and a front zip pocket. Whichever bag you choose to use, you can stay fashionable with any of the ten color options.
6. Street Level Faux Leather Convertible Backpack
It’s the most expensive convertible backpack on our list, but it’s the most sleek, too. This Street Leather Faux Leather Purse boasts a pull-through strap that allows this bag to change from a modern backpack to an over-the-shoulder style handbag. Furthermore, the top zip closure allows everything to stay in your bag no matter where you wear it, and the interior walled pockets keep your stuff organized on the go.