Backpack Round Up
The backpack is the ultimate in school-aged personal expression. Your kid is blurting out her favorite TV show/hobby/color/sport in one accessory. You’re thinking: Will it last? Will it give my child a hump? It costs how much? You may think it’s ugly, but it’s what she wants. And anyway, there will certainly be a new one next year.
17 Sep, 2010
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Uniquely cool backpack for an older child…or you.
Etsy | Buy
This Oldie-But-Goody standard backpack doesn’t come with any bells and whistles, but the updated patterns (such as Pink Daiquiri Intersect, seen here) give the classic pack a current twist.
Amazon | Buy
A cool utilitarian backpack from the iconic Swedish brand, which boasts wash-ability and comes with a removable seat cover.
Crew Cuts | Buy
The bottom of this adorable pirate-themed backpack is reinforced and the lining is water-resistant, should the school day include any swashbuckling or walking the plank.
Wildkin | Buy
It won’t stay pristine for long, but she’ll be so proud of how trendy she is sporting a look from this juniors’ collection she just might actually take care of it.
Zappos | Buy
Super lightweight backpack with plenty of pockets in a size geared towards smaller kids. The bargain price seals the deal.
Lands' End | Buy
(On sale; girls styles also available)
This heavy duty backpack comes with a three year warranty, should your amateur astronaut try to shoot it into space (or under the bus).
Ebags | Buy
Preppy-chic canvas with leather detailing gives this backpack appeal beyond the K-12 set.
Nordstrom | Buy
You see: Quilted material, comfortable straps, affordable price. Your little girl sees: PINK!
Gymboree | Buy
Pint-sized pack for your preschool sweet pea.
Dabbawalla | Buy
The gold standard of backpacks gets a modern upgrade with durable wheels to ease the heavy homework load, and the lifetime guarantee means no worries about your kid destroying it.
L.L. Bean | Buy
(On sale now; various colors available)