But man, are the laptop bags out there all fugly. Most things for sale make you look like you are about to do the 10 peaks challenge, rather than be sassy academic-about-town!!!! etc etc.
There is a serious gap in the market for smart, professional looking backpacks. I've done a trawl of the internet, and for the past day or so been chatting to various people on the twitters who wanted to know what I dug up, so here, for your "back to school special" is a roundup of the best laptop bags I have found.
Ally Capellino does lovely canvas ones. (via @rachelcoldicutt)
Sandqvist also do ones in this retro/vintage canvas style (via the power of google), and Notemaker stock a whole range of nice ones, especially the Herschel bags (via @flexnib).
Other brands worth having a look at are Knomo (via
So there you have it. You should find something you really, really like amongst all that, right?
I've ordered something - I just need a new bag - but I'm still searching for the perfect match...