The Best Designer Backpacks for High School, College Students Back To School

 

Trend expert, journalist and blogger, Candace Rose Anderson of the blog Candie Anderson (candieanderson.com) has the scoop on the best designer backpacks for students for back to school and throughout the year.

 

Can you believe that back to school season is nearly officially here for high school and college students? This summer sure is flying by! For the last few years, I’ve been the best designer backpacks for high school and college students in the month of July. As someone who loved shopping for a new backpack year after year, I take great pride in choosing the best bag in the hottest trends. I’m sorry it’s taken me a little longer than usual to feature them, I have been doing my best to share the best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale buys, so much so, that I’m a little late on this one! This week, I’m going to do my best to share a few budget friendly options as well for those shopping for a more cost-effective bag for school.

There are so many trendy backpacks to choose from for 2020, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when shopping for the perfect school bag. Today, I’m excited to share the best designer backpacks for high school and college students just in time for back to school!

The Best Designer Backpacks For High School, College Students for Back To School

 

 

Must Have Designer Backpacks!

Here are a few must have designer backpacks for high school and college students just in time for the back to school season!

This FJÄLLRÄVEN ‘Kånken’ Water Resistant Backpack comes in pink and a multitude of colors! It’s under $100 and is extremely popular with kids, teens, and college students.

FJÄLLRÄVEN Kånken Water Resistant Backpack designer backpacks back to school
FJÄLLRÄVEN Kånken Water Resistant Backpack

 

 

 

This backpack is available in quite a few different sizes including this 15″ laptop backpack! This is perfect for the high school or college student who has to carry tech gadgets to and from class.

FJÄLLRÄVEN Kånken 15-Inch Laptop Backpack Black designer backpacks
FJÄLLRÄVEN Kånken 15-Inch Laptop Backpack Black

 

 

 

Neutrals are incredibly popular this season as well! This blush pink mid-size backpack is perfect for gals of all ages!

HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO. Classic Mid Volume Backpack Ash Rose designer backpacks women
HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO. Classic Mid Volume Backpack Ash Rose

 

 

 

Fabulous Leather Backpacks For Back To School

This trendy best selling leather backpack is available in the colors sand and in black! If it’s on your wish list make sure you grab it ASAP before it sells out!

Day & Mood Hannah Backpack Leather Sand backpacks women
Day & Mood Hannah Backpack Leather Sand

 

 

 

This chic bag is available in three different colors! I love them all, especially grey taupe.

NORDSTROM Reah Leather Backpack Grey Taupe designer backpacks
NORDSTROM Reah Leather Backpack Grey Taupe

 

 

 

The first time I saw this bag on Instagram, I thought it was Gucci (thanks to the green and red stripe!). I personally can’t get enough of this snake-embossed leather bag, it is beyond fabulous and a fraction of the Gucci price!

Clare V. Marcelle Snake Embossed Goatskin Backpack Tan Spring Snake designer backpacks women
Clare V. Marcelle Snake Embossed Goatskin Backpack Tan Spring Snake

 

 

Trendy Faux Leather Backpacks You’ll Love

How gorgeous is this best selling Sole Society faux leather backpack? It comes in black and brown! You can carry it as a tote (thanks to its adjustable shoulder straps!) or as a backpack! PS: It’s only $40!!!

SOLE SOCIETY Faux Leather Backpack Black nordstrom designer backpacks back to school
SOLE SOCIETY Faux Leather Backpack Black

 

 

How chic is this faux leather backpack? I can’t get enough of it! It’s perfect for school or weekend travel.

MATT & NAT 'Brave' Faux Leather Backpack Black nordstrom designer backpacks back to school 2017
MATT & NAT ‘Brave’ Faux Leather Backpack Black

 

 

 

This trendy and super popular pebbled vegan leather small backpack is perfect for the student who doesn’t have much to carry! It comes in a wide variety of colors and is under $100.

Christopher Kon Alix Backpack Black designer backpacks women
Christopher Kon Alix Backpack Black

This chic ladylike bag is available in quite a few colors and is under $100!

URBAN ORIGINALS Lovesome Vegan Leather Backpack White designer backpacks women
URBAN ORIGINALS Lovesome Vegan Leather Backpack White

 

 

The Most Popular Backpack For Decades

There’s a reason why Jansport has been one of the most popular backpack brands for decades, they’re trendy, durable and sturdy! You can’t go wrong with Jansport, I had a couple when I was a student, and know many of you have too!

JANSPORT 'Right Pack' Backpack Russet Red nordstrom designer backpacks back to school high school college students
JANSPORT ‘Right Pack’ Backpack Russet Red

 

 

 

Fabulous Designer Backpacks In A Variety Of Styles

 

I absolutely love bags that can be worn multiple ways! This trendy convertible backpack can also be worn as a shoulder bag. It’s perfect for the classroom or the traveler!

Reid Convertible Backpack Moss designer backpacks women
Reid Convertible Backpack Moss

 

 

The Tory Burch “Perry” collection is incredibly popular and absolutely stunning. As someone who absolutely adores everything Tory Burch and knows how durable her handbags are, I must say, you are getting a phenomenal bag!

Tory Burch Perry Nylon Backpack Black designer backpacks women
Tory Burch Perry Nylon Backpack Black

 

 

 

Must have The North Face backpack for back to school or hiking on the weekend! It is available in quite a few colors this season!

THE NORTH FACE Recon Backpack Ashen Purple Lgt Htr Tnf Blk designer backpacks wo
THE NORTH FACE Recon Backpack Ashen Purple Lgt Htr Tnf Blk

 

 

 

Love this trendy studded backpack! It’s faux leather and under $50!!!

EMPERIA Studded Faux Leather Backpack Black nordstrom designer backpacks fall back to school 2017
EMPERIA Studded Faux Leather Backpack Black

 

 

 

If you love cheetah print/leopard print as much as I do, you need this trendy bag!

BILLABONG Play Date Canvas Backpack Cheetah Print nordstrom designer backpacks fall 2017 back to school
BILLABONG Play Date Canvas Backpack Cheetah Print

 

 

Love this funky floral print number in this season’s hot color trend: blue and white!

Marc Jacobs Blue Moon Printed Biker Backpack Blue Multi Floral Print shopbop designer backpacks fall back to school 2017
Marc Jacobs Blue Moon Printed Biker Backpack Blue Multi

 

 

 

Beyond obsessed with this classic Prada bag! I featured this bag nearly three years ago and it’s still incredibly popular and beloved by many around the world.

Prada Vela Large Two-Pocket Backpack, Black (Nero) neiman marcus designer backpacks
Prada Vela Large Two-Pocket Backpack, Black (Nero)

 

 

Fun festival-inspired bag with pompom detailing!

Tory Burch Scout Printed Pompom Backpack Navy Sea neiman marcus designer backpacks
Tory Burch Scout Printed Pompom Backpack Navy Sea

 

 

 

As a fan of everything Burberry, this trendy Burberry bag makes me wish I was still a student! 😉

 

BURBERRY Abbeydale Check Backpack Larch Yellow nordstrom designer backpacks back to school
BURBERRY Abbeydale Check Backpack Larch Yellow

 

 

 

REBECCA MINKOFF Julian' Backpack Black Light Gold Hardware nordstrom designer backpacks high school college 2017
REBECCA MINKOFF Julian’ Backpack Black Light Gold Hardware

 

 

 

The Western trend is going to be huge this fall! Get a head start on this hot trend with this fab ELLE & JAE GYPSET Palomina Cutwork Trim Faux Leather Backpack! It comes in two colors and is a must:

ELLE & JAE GYPSET Palomina Cutwork Trim Faux Leather Backpack Coal nordstrom designer backpacks back to school 2017
ELLE & JAE GYPSET Palomina Cutwork Trim Faux Leather Backpack Coal

 

 

If you’re looking for something a little more extravagant, you’ll LOVE this gorgeous Louis Vuitton backpack!

 

What Goes Around Comes Around Louis Vuitton Damier Soho Backpack LV Print shopbop designer backpacks
What Goes Around Comes Around Louis Vuitton Damier Soho Backpack LV Print

 

 

 

Trend expert, journalist and blogger, Candace Rose Anderson of the blog Candie Anderson (candieanderson.com) has the scoop on the best designer backpacks for high school and college students for back to school and throughout the year!

 

 

Discover more trendy back to school essentials for students of all ages in our back to school section: https://candieanderson.com/tag/back-to-school

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