Back to School Backpack Style

By: Courtney Schmidt Email
By: Courtney Schmidt Email

One thing I like to do when school is rolling around the corner is back-to-school shopping, in particular shop for backpacks. If you are like me, I keep my backpacks until they are worn out, literally. However, with so many deals floating around town and giant window signs saying "25% off", it can become difficult to choose one in the middle of all the chaos. Do not worry, I have hunted down and found some of the best that encompass quality, affordable and of course, stylish backpacks.

North Face
NorthFace offers are wide range of backpacks. Their prices start at $55 and can go up to $125. It just depends on your budget and preference. Majority of their backpacks come in two colors and have numerous of compartments for all your school items. Personally, I own a NorthFace and I am absolutely a fan of the product. For school, I put my Mac and at least two binders with all my pens, pencils, calculator etc. This backpack is also perfect for small trips.


Find NorthFace Locally: Gander Mountain and Burdett & Son Outdoor

Jon Hart
Jon Hart is all about keeping it Texas! Located in San Antonio, they stay true to Texas leather and mink fabrics. They too offer a great selection of colorful backpacks and customized designs! The prices range from $127 to $187. Although they are on the pricey side, these are quality backpacks that are handcrafted and are sure to last you through your high school and college career. If you already have a backpack, Jon Hart has a great selection of other school items: ipad case, lunchbox, make-up bag, pencil holder, sporting goods etc. Jon Hart has something to complement your lifestyle.
Jon Hart

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One of the best backpacks I have ever owned was a red JanSport backpack. That backpack lasted me 7 years! Yes, 7 years. These backpacks are pretty affordable with prices ranging from $35 to $65. JanSport has more patterns, prints and other unique designs that you would not find anywhere else. They are classic with a modern flare, it's like the Ralph Lauren of backpacks! You can never go wrong with a world-class product.

Find JanSport Locally: JcPenney, Things Remembered and Academy Sports
Nike is all about innovating and creating futuristic products, so re-visioning the backpack is no different. Visiting the Nike website, you are basically designing the backpack from the ground up. You choose the color of the zippers, lining, the front panel and back panel, the shoulder straps, webbing and you can even put your name on it for personalization. Every aspect of the backpack represents YOU. They start at $85. Start the school year off in your own unique style!

Find Nike Locally: Sports Authority and Foot Locker
Visit website for custom order.
Vera Bradley
Excellent quality and exclusive design - that is what we think when Vera Bradley comes to mind. Making a big splash in backpacks Vera Bradleyrepresents fun and colorful designs that are easily recognized. The prices begin at $75 to $109.
Vera Bradley

You will find Vera Bradley in small boutique: Morgan Fitzgerald, Texas A&M University Bookstore, College Depot, Dillards, Tres Chic2 , Coach House Gift

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