School Bags

It wasn’t all that long ago that those of us on the PurseBlog team were shopping for school bags ourselves. I’m the baby of the group, and since it’s August (side note: how?), this marks the fifth anniversary of the very last time I went back-to-school shopping. Despite the advent of things like iPads and Kindles in those intervening years, though, I feel pretty confident that a college student still considers the same things when shopping for a school bag: fashion, function and price. Oh, and will it fit a laptop? Why won’t online retailers tell us if a bag will fit a 15″ laptop?

Rant aside, we’ve made some picks for those of you looking for a school bag (or for those of us who are out of school and just want a casual, cost-effective option for when you need to carry more than usual). We tried to be as price-conscious as possible, considering the generally modest means of students, which means that our picks start at $33 and top out at $695 for a leather Theyskens’ Theory backpack. (So worth it, you guys.) Check out our picks after the jump.


Longchamp Mary Katrantzou Tote, $540 via Bloomingdale’s


LeSportsac Voyager Backpack, $120 via Bloomingdale’s


Oryany Cassie Convertible Tote, $458 via Neiman Marcus


Adidas Originals Backpack, $36.45 via ASOS


Cynthia Vincent Berkeley Large Tote, $350 via Neiman Marcus


Herschel Little America Backpack, $132 via ASOS


Theyskens’ Theory Vera Backpack, $695 via ShopBop


Madewell Transport Tote, $168 via ShopBop


ASOS Photographic Print Tote, $33.14 via ASOS

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  • WA

    What about cambridge satchel? :(

    • mari

      Well you already knew about that option so why would they feature it? :-P

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      Like mari said, it’s already a pretty well-known option! We wanted to feature some things that people might not immediately think of or know where to find.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=68701243 Shannon Hood

    Very nice options! This is finally my last year of school, and it is so true that finding a bag that can fit a laptop online can be difficult. I love that Longchamp, I should have purchased it when I was in Paris in May!

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  • wendy913114

    very nice

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