The ’90s are officially back. But you knew that already, thanks to all the chunky sneakers, distressed jeans and grungy dudes with long-hair-don’t-care locks populating the sidewalks. The next age-old trend raring for a comeback? Nylon bags.
Twenty years ago, Prada’s techy nylon backpacks helped propel the stalwart Italian heritage brand into one of the decade’s most forward-thinking fashion houses. Now, a slew of designers—from Marni to Raf Simons at Calvin Klein—are embracing the durable material again, pumping out a handsome array of duffles, shoulder bags and totes in every imaginable colour and pattern.
We tracked down eight of the absolute coolest retro-futuristic takes worth investing in now. They’ll give your ‘fits a serious jolt this summer, and remain sturdy and reliable for several lifetimes beyond that.