From metallics to khakis and florals to animal prints, we've trawled the high street to find the best rucksacks on sale now...

Rucksacks have long been a wardrobe staple of ours. Okay, we’re not afraid to admit that this is mostly because they’re super practical (have you seen how much you can fit in these bad boys?!), but aside from that, rucksacks have become a serious fashion statement.

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Let us put things into context for you. Burberry. It’s as simple as that. The brand exhibited their iconic personalised rucksacks on the runway a few seasons ago and rucksacks instantly became a stylish must-have. Burberry’s design was one that would never get old (we mean, it’s classic black and monogrammed after all), but the high street quickly caught on with their own (cheaper) incarnations too.

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You’re probably wondering what’s on offer, then? Well, they probably make you think of travelling or festivals but we’ll have you know there’s a lot more to today’s rucksacks. If it’s a more swanky affair you’re off to, pair an animal print or sleek mini leather number with skinny black trews, barely-there sandal heels and a crisp blouse. For a day date, choose a bigger design complete with heavy-duty pockets and team with jeans, kicks and a jersey. See, when we said a lot more to today’s rucksacks, we meant a lot more.

As if that isn’t enough reason to invest in your own rucksack, we’ve hunted the high street for the very best. Thank us later…