Heading back to school? Here’s a guide for picking out the perfect bag for school. Whether you’re in the mood to save or splurge I’ve pulled options for different kinds of totes and backpacks.
Nylon Totes | If you’re a girl on the go, nylon totes are great for “throwing and going.” These totes work whether you’re super organized or would rather throw everything in last minute. Nylon is a great fabric because it cleans easily and holds up well throughout the year.
SPEND: Large Longchamp Le Pliage, $145
SAVE: Lauren Ralph Lauren Wooten Tote, (on sale!) $80
Backpacks | Yes, yes… I admit, backpacks aren’t super fashionable. But they are seriously the best for super heavy loads. If you’re lugging heavy textbooks, binders, and a laptop around backpacks are a must. In my opinion, it’s not worth it to have a sore back (or worse an actual injury) in order to look cute around campus. And… backbacks can be cute!
SPEND: The North Face Women’s Isabella, $85
SAVE: Monogram Chick Monogrammed Backpack, $32
Canvas Totes | Canvas totes are classic and über durable. They’re a little bit easier to stain, but they’re generally okay to clean and hold up well. (I had someone spill a cup of coffee on a tote and took a bit of toothbrush scrubbing to clean it.)
SPEND: Vineyard Vines Classic Tote, $95
SAVE: L.L. Bean Boat and Tote, $40
What’s your bag of choice?