Head Back to School in Style

Back to School Backpacks

Hello September! With Labour Day long weekend around the corner, that means so is the first day of school! Whether you’re the parent of a student or a student headed back to school yourself, chances are you’ve started your back-to-school shopping, or somewhat begun. One thing that every student needs is something to carry all of the school supplies they’ve accumulated. Things like textbooks, binders, pencil cases, and tablets. We’re here to make things a little easier for you! Here are some of our favourite backpacks and tote bags to help you through your day.


1. Backpacks


  • ‘Dawson – Mid Volume’ Backpack


You can find this trendy backpack by Herschel at Nordstrom. The neutral colours mean it’ll work with any outfit while the strap and buckle detailing will set it apart.



  • ‘Domo Arigato’ Backpack


This sporty, street-chic backpack by Marc Jacobs can be found at Nordstrom. It has a top zip closure, adjustable should straps and exterior zip pockets making it both fashionable and functional.




  • Azalea Cargo Backpack


This gorgeous, mint-coloured backpack from NastyGal, is made in vegan leather for the animal lover in all of us. Pair it with a jumpsuit or maxi dress and gladiator sandals for a chic boho look.



2. Messenger Bags


  • Hike City Bag


This durable messenger bag by Diesel has a roomy interior for your laptop and features a zip closure and adjustable strap. The exterior zip pockets allow for extra storage while adding eye-catching detail.



  • Canyon Messenger Bag


Fossil’s Canyon Messenger is the perfect bag to dress up or down. Incorporate this bag into your everyday wardrobe or rock it for your internship!



  • Abingdon Messenger Bag


Perhaps our favourite messenger bag out of the group, J.Crew brings us the perfect bag for undergrad students who commute. The bag features a laptop pouch and the cotton-canvas exterior ensures all your important documents will be protected from wear. The leather straps add extra durability.



3. Tote Bags


  • Madewell Transport Tote


Madewell’s Transport Tote is a chic, leather tote that gets better with age. The open interior provides plenty of room for your Kate Spade agenda, laptop, and writing utensils.



  • ‘Cedar Street – Jensen’ Tote


This gorgeous tote by Kate Spade is the perfect bag to transition from class to happy hour. The tote features a triple compartment design and spacious interior to help keep you organized.



  • York Buckle Tote


Perfect for any season, this Tory Burch tote in rose gold will complement any outfit. This bag is large enough to be practical while still reflecting Tory’s up-town chic look. Pair it with boyfriend jeans and a blouse or a fit and flare dress, it’s incredibly versatile!



Did you fall in love with one of these bags but the US retailer doesn’t ship to Canada? Shipllama is here to save the day! Just place your order using Shipllama’s e-Forwarding service and have your parcel shipped right to your door. Alternatively, you can have Shipllama deliver your bag to the nearest Penguin Pick-Up location for free so you don’t have to worry about leaving your new bag on the front step or being home to sign for the parcel. Questions? Leave us a comment below. Happy online shopping!

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