12 Smart and Stylish Backpacks for School
Dwell Studio Transportation Multi Backpack
Planes, trains, and automobiles. No matter how your little one travels, he’ll have the proper gear for hitting the road in style.
To buy: $32, dwellstudio.com.
Le Sport Sac Basic Backpack
Kelly green is a cheerful backdrop to multicolored stars in a sturdy padded backpack complete with a matching pouch that’s a natural for a pencil case. Choose from 16 colors and patterns, from flamingos and anchors to parrots and butterflies.
To buy: $92, lepsortsac.com.
LL Bean Junior Backpack
The classic Bean pack gets a little more daring with design. Take a punchy print into a new and exciting school year.
To buy: $25, llbean.com.
Mighty Nest Polka Dots Sidekick Backpack
This backpack hits all the right marks: Made from super-durable fabric, it’s lead-safe and BPA-free with a moisture-resistant lining and a fun polka-dot print.
To buy: $30, mightynest.com.
Grainy Camo Everything 17” Backpack
A classic pack with a modern edge. Take on the school year with a rugged pack that comes with a matching lunch bag, ruler, pencil, and notepad.
To buy: $13, etsy.com.
Girls’ Glitter Backpack
Yes, it’s definitely a glamorous (and indulgent) back-to-school option, but this glitter-covered number is equally resilient and guarantees your daughter will sparkle all year long.
To buy: $98, jcrew.com.
Beatrix New York Dieter
What’s a school year without a little monkeying around? Let your favorite forest friends tag along with this laminated pack that makes even the biggest mess a cinch to clean up. Choose from your favorite character.
To buy: $42, wayfair.com.
Skip Hop Elephant Zoo Pack
Almost too cute to load with arts, crafts, and school supplies. Elephants not your little one’s thing? No worries, there are plenty of other character options.
To buy: $20, skiphop.com.
Riverstone Industries Corporation Ecogear Panda Eco-Pack Backpack
Looking for an earth-friendly option? Go with a knapsack made from toxin-free, organic cotton. Comes in four colors.
To buy: $18, ecogear-products.com.
Spiketus Rex Full Pack
Is there a little monster in your house? Send him out into the wild world with the proper props on his back. Available in a variety of colors.
To buy: $56, zappos.com.
Allover Batman Backpack
Your mini superhero will be ready to take on Gotham City (or second grade?) with the right gear.
To buy: starts at $30, potterybarnkids.com.
Lillian Vernon Construction Quilted Backpack
Who wouldn't dig this pack? Watch how quickly your tot hits the road sporting his favorite pair of wheels on his back.
To buy: $18, amazon.com.