18 backpacks you need for back-to-school

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Head back to school in style this fall! We all love a cute over-the-shoulder tote or a roomy shopper bag, but let's be honest, when it comes to hauling books, electronics, school lunches and more, backpacks just make the most functional sense (who wants to walk around all day with sore shoulders from a heavy purse?!).

Lucky for us, there are so many cute options on the market now that the world has embraced backpacks' utility. From canvas to nylon to leather, and from pink to black to polka-dot, you can find the perfect backpack for you with nothing but the click of a mouse -- and we've made it even easier for you by rounding up some adorable bags by a variety of fabulous designers.

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Don't be caught carrying a boring old book bag when you head back for the semester, check out some of our favorite backpacks in the gallery below and really take your academic wardrobe to the next level.

Best backpacks for back-to-school
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18 backpacks you need for back-to-school

Student of Life backpack, modcloth.com

Mini Julian Pebbled backpack, rebeccaminkoff.com

Pretty Nylon backpack, neimanmarcus.com

Nylon Mab backpack, rebeccaminkoff.com

Polka Dot Nylon backpack, nordstrom.com

Neon backpack, urbanoutfitters.com

Love backpack, rebeccaminkoff.com

Suede Fringe Julian backpack, rebeccaminkoff.com

Dawson backpack, shopbop.com

Athletic backpack, anthropologie.com

Tory Burch Nylon backpack, nordstrom.com

Rhea Small Zip backpack, neimanmarcus.com

Blue Skies backpack, urbanoutfitters.com

Hidden Trek backpack, nordstrom.com

Small Portrait backpack, shopbop.com

Voyager backpack, nordstrom.com

Side Stud Baby Stark backpack, shopbop.com

Kanken Mini backpack, shopbop.com


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