I swear, the backpack is the hardest thing in our house to shop for.. remember the one Emery chose last year!? Hah. Anisten had the cutest target bag, and Em had the worst kids character bag from Walmart.. I mean, it was cute for the little kids it was designed for, but I guess it was the style for Em’s class last year. Hoping this year it’ll change 😂 I will say, for the $10, it lasted all year! Here are some of the cutest backpacks I’ve seen this year!!
My Top Faves (in no particular order)
Urban Outfitters – BDG Patchwork Corduroy Backpack.. Currently 25% off! The colors in this one are super cute. The interior is lined + it’s got a fun secret pocket.
Anthropologie – Kane Kids Mini Rainbow Backpack – it’s big enough to fit the 11″ laptops, a lunch box + the basic essentials for school. Not a great option if your kid has to lug around a ton of books and binders.
LL Bean is like THE maker of backpacks that will last your kid k-12.. This Mountain Classic School Backpack comes in a bunch of cute color ways. This is Glazed Ginger/Black. It’s geared more toward middle/high school but they also have a TON of other options and styles for pre-k through college!
Here’s the same LL Bean Backpack from above, but in Blue Haze/Canyon Khaki.
Target – A New Day Mini Backpack – again, probably not ideal if your kid is older and has a ton of stuff to lug around (but my girls like to take a mini for personal items/small stuff and hold their books), but imagine this cute mini on a little!?
Target – Medium Dome Backpack – this one will fit a laptop and lots of books and stuff without being huuuuge.
Tilly’s – ROXY Here You Are Printed Backpack – ummm.. did someone make this especially for me?!?! It’s SO cute.
Other cute backpacks:
Hanna Andersson – Classic Backpack – I love a good small business!! I’ve been buying their PJs for years, and this is the first time I’ve seen their backpacks. So cute. Matching lunchboxes, too.. plus they’re on sale!
Crate and Barrel – Big Cats Large or Medium Kids Backpack – there are a few size options, plus matching water bottle and lunchbox options for this one. It’s on sale right now, too! monogramming is available, which is always a fun touch.
Another Crate and Barrel – Colorblock Navy and Ochre Medium Kids Backpack – again, available with matching accessories and in multiple sizes!
Target – Full Sized Square Backpack – This is the exact size Anisten carried last year and it was awesome for her! The square is super helpful for books.. so they’re not trying to jam in corners to a rounded top… I feel like you know what I mean! This one comes in a few cute colors.
Target – Same bag as above but in cute aqua corduroy! Anisten had this one in a neutral last year. This bright aqua is super cute.
State Bags – Kane Kids Large Backpack – This is their largest size.. spendy, but the quality of State Bags is awesome. This hunter green is super cute, but comes in other colors and prints too!
State Bags – Kane Kids Large Backpack – This is their largest size.. spendy, but the quality of State Bags is awesome. This is the Metallic – Silver/Gold option. You can personalize all State bags!
State Bags – Kane Kids Large Backpack – This is their largest size.. spendy, but the quality of State Bags is awesome. Love this plain, neutral. It’ll grow with them if you’re looking for the most bang for your buck here. It is the polyester canvas – gray option.
Amazon – JanSport SuperBreak One Backpack – this backpack is suuuuper lightweight, but can still hold all the things. There’s 26 color options, and if you’re a prime member you can even do the try before you buy option at checkout!
Amazon – Casual DayPack – this one would be perfect for all ages. 21 solid/print options. Bet my boys would love the spaceships on this one.
Hanna Andersson – Classic Backpack – Another one of their backpack prints! So cute. Matching lunchboxes, too.. plus they’re on sale! Grab some PJs too 😉
Target – Medium Dome Backpack – it’s really hard to tell here but it’s a corduroy material! Super cute, and enough room for normal day-to-day! Love this neon.
Target – Medium Dome Backpack – it’s really hard to tell here but it’s a corduroy material patchwork with a smooth material! Cute way to bring some pattern and texture to a very neutral bag.
J.Crew – Girl’s embroidered backpack in chambray – this bag is adorable! 40% off with code: APLUS … the size is great + the material texture and details are so cute.
J.Crew – Kids’ backpack in camo – another one my boys would LOVE. The navy accents on this are super cute. 40% off with code: APLUS
Pottery Barn TEEN – Emily & Meritt Floral Blush Recycled Backpack – large and extra large sizes available, made for high school and college in mind. Love the gold accents. Currently on sale.
Urban Outfitters – BDG Seamed Backpack – love, love the texture and style on this one. It comes in a few different color ways. Lots of room inside + in the exterior pockets!
Amazon – Canvas Backpack – love the simplicity in these ones.. sharing another color below! It’s a full size backpack with lots of organizational areas inside. I bet if you put scotch guard on this, it would stay super clean.
Amazon – Canvas Backpack – It’s a full size backpack with lots of organizational areas inside. I bet if you put scotch guard on this, it would stay super clean.
Amazon – Canvas Backpack – this is such a good gender neutral option! It’s full sized, but not huge. Again, I bet scotch guard would be your friend!