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Her Campus’s 20 Favorite (Fashionable) Backpacks For Back-to-School

I fondly remember carrying my favorite red 101 Dalmatians backpack to school on the first day of kindergarten. Since then I’d like to think I’ve grown out of my backpack phase. But I was proven wrong when I heard that backpacks are back and better than ever for everyone from kindergarteners to collegiettes™ this school year. Here are Her Campus’s picks for the trendiest backpacks of the season:
Under $30
Canvas Comrade
If you’re looking for a backpack that looks like it’s been used and broken in, this bag is definitely for you. The canvas material will hold any of your heavy belongings.

Forever 21 ($25.80)

Traditional JanSport
I remember getting to junior high and getting my first JanSport backpack, also known as the “big girl” bag. You can always trust the JanSport to carry your heavy books and even laptop.

Jansport ($22.90)

Military Chic
Created by style icons Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen exclusively for JCPenney, this backpack is too cute and affordable to pass up. I love the military edge it has.

Olsenboye ($27.99)

Loads of Plaid
Plaid is perfect for when the leaves are falling and autumn is in the air. This backpack is cute with the plaid pattern, not to mention durable.

J World ($19.99)

See-Through Magic
Let’s bring see-through backpacks back in fashion! This one is very affordable, and most importantly adorable.

Wal-Mart ($8)

Under $50

Flower Power
As most of you readers know, I’m absolutely obsessed with floral. I am definitely going to go buy this floral rucksack to hold my personal belongings.

Kimichi ($49)

Fun Prints
This adorable Roxy backpack has a sweet blue and white pattern with brown detail. You won’t want to stop wearing it!

Roxy ($44)

So Shiny
This American Apparel backpack is for the fashion fanatic looking to edge her look. It’s shiny and will definitely stand out in a crowd.

American Apparel ($49)

Pretty in Pink Tribal
The tribal pattern has been in this summer season-, so carry this trend onto campus with this cute and girly backpack.

Volcom ($44.50)

Animal Print Craze
If you’re into the animal print craze, this is ideal for you. Again, I feature a JanSport backpack because of its reliable, durable material and shape!

Jansport ($34.99)

Under $75

Sweet and Simple
LeSportsac is known for their backpacks and purses. This one is definitely one of their simpler backpacks in a very vibrant and fun color.

LeSportsac ($61.60)

Sporty Backpack
The Camelbak backpack is perfect for the sporty gals. It can hold the heaviest of books and can also keep you hydrated. The Camelbak backpacks come with a water bottle hidden in the pack and a tube attached to the front. So when you’re on the go you have easy access to the water bottle.

Camelbak ($65)

Vintage Chic
If you’re looking for a miniature backpack to just hold your small items, this bag is perfect for you. The blue color gives it a little bit of edge.

Fjällräven ($65)

Polka Dot Prim
The infamous polka dots pattern is always in fashion. This rucksack is super cute and also comes in grey polka dots.

Kimichi ($59)

Fashion Forward
If you’re looking for a simple yet chic bag, this Deux Lux bag is perfect. It also comes in black nylon and brown/pink.

Deux Lux ($69)

Under $100

Neon Bright
There has been such a neon craze going on that I needed to dedicate a backpack to this trend. I am obsessed with the blue color and the awesome zig-zag pattern.

Dusen Dusen ($99)

High Fashion Backpack
Marc by Marc Jacobs has come out with more affordable
backpacks (more affordable than his high fashion bags). I love the horse patterns and the many pockets that can hold my lip balm and gum!

Marc by Marc Jacobs ($88)

Cartoon Love
Harajuku Lovers, another line designed by Gwen Stefani, is known for their adorable
cartoon backpacks. They’re cute and super fun!

Harajuku Lovers ($98)

Classic Satchel
If you want something that’s timeless and you can use forever, this is the backpack for you. It’s classic and will go with any outfit.

Fossil ($98)

Plain and Simple
I always end the list with one of my favorite picks. This ASOS backpack is chic with a light blue color and brown detail. It’s quite simple when you look at it but it has lots of space for my notebooks and the essential mini makeup bag.

ASOS ($99.99)

Sophie Jasinski is a sophomore English major and Arts and Society minor at Mount Holyoke College. Originally from North Jersey, she spends most of her time in New York City. When Sophie isn’t studying in the library she loves to dance ballet, drink chai lattes, dig through vintage clothes, hang out with friends, and play tennis. Sophie is also a staff writer for the Mount Holyoke News. Last summer, Sophie interned with Donna Karan and hopes to intern for a fashion magazine in New York this summer. Sophie aspires to be the next Anna Wintour. Watch out world!!
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