9 Great Back-to-School Bags That Won't Break the Bank ...

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A great everyday bag is a back-to-school essential. While the specifics of the ideal back-to-school bag may vary depending on different needs, some of the main things to consider include style, function, and price. You want a bag that looks good, is roomy enough to store all of your school essentials, and that won’t stretch your student budget! Check out these back-to-school bags that won’t break the bank.

1. Basic Black Bag

Basic Black Bag

A basic black bag isn’t just a great back-to-school bag; it’s a great everyday and every occasion bag. This slouchy black bag by New Look is a great choice as the basic design will work with a range of different outfits. It’s made from a leather look material, features a spacious inner compartment, and also has a secure zip top closure. It’s budget-friendly too, coming in at around $30.

2. Classic Backpack

Classic Backpack

You can’t get more school-ready than with a classic backpack. This backpack by Mi-Pac costs around $30 and comes in a beautiful light blue and tan colourway. It has a classic design with a zip around closure and padded adjustable shoulder straps. It also has a front zip pocket for storing all those small bits and pieces. You can also check out Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters for more back-to-school backpacks.

3. Two-Tone Satchel

Two-Tone Satchel

Work a preppy look with a classic structured satchel. This two-tone satchel features a double buckle embellished flap but has snap closures for easy access. It would look great teamed with a button-down shirt, dark denim jeans, and loafers. A satchel by the popular Cambridge Satchel Co. will set you back upwards of $100 but you can grab this stylish alternative for only $40 from J.C. Penney.

4. Faux Leather Satchel

Faux Leather Satchel

This slouchy satchel comes in a wonderful earthy red colour. It’s made from faux leather material and features a fold over flap, short top handle, and a detachable shoulder strap. It also has a roomy interior and an exterior pocket compartment. It’s a great statement bag and will only set you back $30 from Forever 21.

5. Quilted Backpack

Quilted Backpack

Leather-look backpacks are so nineties, but haven’t you heard? The nineties are back in fashion! This quilted backpack is a great back-to-school option. It’s made from a faux leather material and has a drawstring closure, fold over flap, and front zip pocket. It costs $58 from Nasty Gal and you can also find similar backpacks at Nordstrom and Urban Outfitters. Complete your nineties-inspired look by teaming your backpack with floral dresses, denim jackets and lace-up ankle boots.

6. Boxy Polka Dot Bag

Boxy Polka Dot Bag

This polka dot bag has a bit of a quirky vibe about it. It has a boxy design and features an eye-catching polka dot chambray fabric with tan trims. It also has a front pocked, triple snap closure, and adjustable shoulder straps. This bag costs $57 from Modcloth and would look great teamed with anything from summer dresses to cigarette pants and blazers in winter.

7. Kitty Tote Bag

Kitty Tote Bag

Canvas totes are another popular back-to-school bag option. This cute tote is made from a durable canvas fabric and features a fun cat print design. It’s by Lazy Oaf and you can grab it for $15 from ASOS. You could also store it folded up and use it as a spare bag when required.

8. Faux Leather Holdall

Faux Leather Holdall

This faux leather holdall has enough room for all your books and tech accessories. It has a slouchy design and features double shoulder straps and comes with a long detachable shoulder strap as well. It’s a stylish back-to-school option and costs a cool $33 from Forever 21.

9. Scallop Satchel Bag

Scallop Satchel Bag

This sweet satchel features delicate scallop trims. It’s made from a pale pink leather-look material and has a structured design. It costs around $47 from ASOS and would look great teamed with a feminine outfit of a collared blouse, midi skirt, and ballet flats.

These are just a few bags that will have you ready for the semester ahead. What do you look for in a back-to-school bag? Which of these bags do you like best?

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