Backpack alternatives: 20 totes for back to school
By the time high school and college roll around, many students are ready to say goodbye to the backpack. Luckily, there are plenty of tote bags out there that are stylish and big enough to carry books, binders and all the little extras they carry from class to class.
Lucky Brand Penny Lane tote, on sale for $118.30; at luckybrand.com.
This Roxy Speak Up tote bag has a cute pattern and three front pockets perfect for holding pens, a calculator, wallet and cell phone, $28; at roxy.com.
Cole Haan Crosby nylon shopper, $198; at piperlime.com.
This Gap drawstring hobo bag is flexible and full of pockets, $39.95; at gap.com.
Danielle Nicole jelly tote, on sale for $39.99; at piperlime.com.
This Francesca's Collection Stripe Story tote has interior and exterior zip pockets and two interior pouches, $44; at francescascollections.com.
O'Neill Boardwalk tote, on sale for $29.99; at zappos.com.
This imitation leather and suede H&M bag is available in three colors, $29.95; at select H&M stores.
This Madewell Caravan Mailbag has sturdy canvas straps and a vintage feel, $78; at madewell.com.