9 Back To School Bags That Are Far From Your Average Book Bag

Ahh, back to school time is upon us again, so you know what that means— tons of books, binders and notebooks to lug around. So, you’re going to need to get yourself a backpack or bag of some sort. And I’ve got a few ideas in mind that will turn carrying books around into a fashion statement.

These bags aren’t your average backpacks, so you can feel free to carry your laptop, notebooks, etc. around in them without feeling like any less glamorous. They’re stylish enough to have by your side at all times, whether you’re walking to campus or ruling the hallways and everything in between.

From satchel bags to canvas bags (with even a few chic backpacks thrown in there) these bags are far from ordinary and will have you looking studious in a way too cool for school kind of way. And did I mention they’re all under $100? You’re going to want to get your hands on these.

See 9 of the best bags to carry this time of year, you studious thing, you!



Large V Bar Satchel Bag, $44.97, ASOS


Lydia Vegan Crossbody, $68, Free People


Gwen Convertible Backpack, $68, Free People

Satchel bags are great because they’re half purse, half brief case. They’ll fit whatever you need and keep you looking effortlessly put together and organized. No stereotypical dropping of books on the first day for you!



Bad Kids Vegan Leather Backpack, $68, Nasty Gal


Smart Front Detail Backpack, $50.16, ASOS


Tote Pack, $59, Urban Outfitters

If you’re going to carry a backpack, it might as well be cute, right? Well, these backpacks give you the best of both worlds because not only are they appealing to the eye (rather than an eye sore), they’re functional to boot.

Messenger Bag



Deconstructed Messenger Bag, $59, Urban Outfitters

Messenger bags are the hardest to pull off, in my opinion. But, this example gets it just right. It seems like it will hold everything that you need it to, but is still stylish enough that you could carry it without drawing too much attention, except for people to ask, “Where’d you get that bag?”

Canvas Bags

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Make Headlines Canvas Bag, $25, Kate Spade


The Book Was Better Tote Bag, $29, Urban Outfitters

These canvas bags will show off your bookworm side, in a super fashionable way. They’re lightweight and great for holding all sorts of things. But mostly books, right? Because I mean, what else would you carry around in these?

For me personally, these bags make me wish I was in school again, just so I could carry them. So, if you’re in school, do yourself a favor and get one of these as soon as you can! With function this fashionable, there’s really no reason not to have your back to school style be off the charts amazing. Now, get to shopping (and studying)!

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