Shopping Guide: Back to School Backpacks

hen you start sending your babies to school (*sniff- babies turn into preschoolers before you know it!), you’re going to want to find the backpacks without Spiderman, Batman, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella printed across the front.  Your kids can start school looking stylish and fun without plastic cartoon prints.  To help you find the bags that will assure your modern tot is at the head of their class, I’ve compiled this guide with my back to school backpack picks.

Zoo Packs from Skip*Hop– $20

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Dante Beatrix Little Kid Back Pack– $42 (even more designs to choose from!)

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Neoprene-like cuteness from Dabbawalla– $40

Go Fetch Kids BackpackCold Feet Kids BackpackStrawberry Fields Kids Backpack, Girls Backpack

Mod Pod Kids BackpackVintage Flyer Kids Backpack, Boys BackpackFlower Power Kids Backpack, Girls Backpack

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Four Peas (more designs available!)- $25

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Fjällräven’s Kånken Mini (in many, many colors)- $45

Little Packrats– $30

PVC-Free DUCK Backpack PVC-Free JACK the DOG Backpack PVC-Free MILO the DOG Backpack

Pottery Barn Kids– $24 to $26

Preschool Backpack, Red Monkey Preschool Backpack, Green Owl Preschool Backpack, Pink Butterfly

Fairfax Preschool Backpack, Light Pink Fairfax Preschool Backpack, Navy

If you want to go really plain and simple: L.L. Bean- Junior Original Book Pack– $23

  Junior Original Book Pack

Updated 8/4/2010:

Gap has a few cute little backpacks.  I spotted these at the mall today for $29.50 to $34.50

killer whale backpackcar backpackowl backpackladybug backpack

So if they’ve got something at the Gap then you know you have to check Old Navy as well.  Their bags are $9 to $14.50.


Let me know if you think there are any great preschooler bags I missed.

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One thought on “Shopping Guide: Back to School Backpacks

  1. This article was wonderful and provided me with so many options. I have been looking for a perfect backpack for my son and this was a great help.

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