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It’s In The Bag: Book Bags for Every Style


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Back-to-School always means one thing for me: picking out a bag to store all the essentials! Whether you choose a classic backpack or a designer tote, a book bag can make or break your campus outings.

Not sure what to pick? Not to worry – CF has rounded up our favorite backpacks and bags to fit your style and budget, so you can carry those textbooks with ease. Scroll down to see them all:

Girly + Soft

Girly bags
(Top L to R) 1, 2, 3 (Bottom L to R) 4, 5, 6

If you love all things flirty and feminine, aim for a bag that expresses that aesthetic with cute patterns and pastel colors. Pink is a must, but pale blue looks absolutely darling too with floral accents. If you’re up for something more minimalistic, try a solid tote with a graphic print. And of course, any bag with a bow works too!

Classic + Preppy

Classic bags
(Top L to R) 1, 2, 3 (Bottom L to R) 4, 5, 6

Stay classic with an understated yet functional tote or backpack. Stick with neutral colors for versatility, or pick a favorite color to make a statement. Bonus points if you get it monogrammed!

Edgy + Eclectic

Edgy bags
(Top L to R) 1, 2, 3 (Bottom L to R) 4, 5, 6

If you like to go against the crowd, look no further than these edgy and eclectic store-alls. Try a quirky print like galaxy or comic book, or maybe go designer-inspired with a twist. Look for studs, acid wash, and zippered accents for an added edge.

What do you think?

Didn’t find your style here? For even more cute book bag picks, check out our post on stylish backpacks under $50.

Now we want to hear from you. Does your book bag reflect your personal style? Are you more of a tote bag or backpack person? Which of these bags is your favorite? What style do you prefer? Would you like to see more posts like this in the future? Let me know in a comment below!

Posted on on August 18, 2013 / Filed Under: Shopping / Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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8 Responses to “It’s In The Bag: Book Bags for Every Style”

  1. 1
    August 18th, 2013 at 10:11 am

    great post!! can you do a outfit series inspired by cities? like one from NY, one from San Francisco, one from London, Paris … etc? that would be awesome!

  2. 2
    August 18th, 2013 at 10:31 am

    These are really cute. I also LOVE the bags at I just bought the classic gray tote (it’s the only one with a zip) and it’s absolutely perfect. It’s sold out though, but it’s worth the wait since it’s pretty inexpensive.

  3. 3
    August 18th, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I love the Cath Kidston backpack! I prefer backpacks to totes as the latter are a bit impractical sometimes, but they tend to look more stylish and a little more “grown up”. There’s only one type of book bag I like more than backpacks: satchels! I’d love to see a post about them.

  4. 4
    August 18th, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I love that pale blue floral tote bag! I could totally see myself wearing it around campus.

  5. 5
    August 18th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Love the pink, girly Jansport! Such a classic backpack.

  6. 6
    August 19th, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I like bags.. backpacks or totes.. really doesnt matter so much. However being a college student I don’t spend too much on bags.

  7. 7
    September 16th, 2013 at 3:11 am

    This was really great. I love those colorful bags and the designs of it and I really like those classic bags.

  8. 8
    August 20th, 2014 at 12:40 am

    I real y love there backbags And totes mostly totes there are so cute And fashionable i m

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