14 Back-to-School Bags That Aren't Backpacks

Spoiler alert: Extremely chic tote bags ahead

By Taylor Stephan Aug 08, 2018 11:18 PMTags
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No one is arguing that the backpack is not a cool fall staple, we're just all about the options.

Besides, when you think of back to school, you think of backpacks…and so does everyone else. Therein lies the problem. In an effort to not blend in on accident, you've got to think outside the box. If you truly do have a rigorous schedule of AP classes ahead of you, you're going to have the textbooks to prove it. And if you don't want to go the boring backpack route to lug them around, may we suggest a classy oversize tote bag?

Trust: The below 14 options are chicer than you'd imagine and will majorly up your weekday style game.

Leather Crossbody

BUY IT: Oliveve Zoe Tote, $352

Straw Tote


Grommets Bag

BUY IT: Vince Camuto Areli Leather Tote Bag, $125 

Oversize Carryall

BUY IT: Mansur Gavriel Lamb Oversized Tote, $695 

Oversize Tote

BUY IT: Jil Sander Oversized Tote, $779

Nylon Tote

BUY IT: PUMA Evercat Cambridge Tote Bag, $11 

Peachy Leather Bag

BUY IT: MARSÈLL Oversized Tote, $1,380

Oversize Japanese Tote Bag

BUY IT: MM6 MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA White Crackled Leather Oversize Japanese Tote Bag, $439

Faux Leather Tote

BUY IT: Sole Society Faux Leather Oversize Tote, $65

Oversize Crossbody

BUY IT: Lanvin Oversize Crossbody Bag, $225 

Gym Bag

BUY IT: Nike Gym Tote Bag, $25 

Feed Bag

BUY IT: Rebecca Minkoff Unlined Feed Bag, $295 

Double Zipper Tote

BUY IT: Boohoo Double Zipper Tote, $16 

Maroon Shopper

BUY IT: Boohoo Large Popper Tote Shopper, $16

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