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You already know your kids are the coolest ones on the block (and the cutest, too), so why not give them backpacks that show it? Snap up one of these 16 unique back-to-school bags before the supply lists arrive in the mail. They might actually make your kiddos excited for homework season to begin again.

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A LEGO Brick Backpack

Everything is awesome when you’re heading to school with a giant toy on your back.

LEGO ($50)

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A Convertible Striped Messenger Bag

Keep memories of summer and days at the beach alive with this nautical pack.

Gap ($40)

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A Spotted Packable Pup

No, Fido can’t come to school with him, but this adorable dog is the next best thing.

Skip Hop ($20)

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Bed Bath & Beyond

A Winged Backpack Fit FOR A FAIRY-TALE

Sparkles and pink and fairies, oh my.

Bixbee ($43)

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A Customizable Nylon Rucksack

It’s completely reversible, so cleaning up an accidental lunch spill is as easy as 1-2-3.

Goldno.8 ($265)

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Vera Bradley

A Pretty Floral Tote

You can also scoop up the matching lunchbox, pencil case, wallet and planner.

Vera Bradley ($68)

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A Backpack With Portable Pals

Perfect for the kid who is having a hard time leaving her teddy bear at home.

J.Crew ($60)

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The Cambridge Satchel Company

A Hogwarts-Worthy Satchel

For the serious student and future Ivy Leaguer.

The Cambridge Satchel Company ($235)

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BB-8 study buddy not included.

BoxLunch ($70)

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A Pack With Whimsical Racing Dogs

Riding the school bus doesn’t seem so scary with these racing pups.

Boden ($52)

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An Eco-Friendly Techie Rucksack

It has a solar-powered charger inside so you never have to worry about his cellphone running out of battery.

BirkSun ($139)

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A Purr-Worthy Tote

She’ll be feline good carrying this to school. (Sorry.)

Sleepyville ($40)

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A Paint-Brushed Pack

Give your little artist a bag as creative as he is.

State ($85)

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A TriColor Messenger Bag

This super-durable crossbody can survive anything. Even being dragged around the playground by a fifth grader.

Timbuk2 ($79)

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Land’s End

A Monogrammed Dinosaur

Don’t worry, the horns are plush.

Lands’ End ($29)

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A Sleek Leather Version

Because your mini fashionista is already asking, “Does it come in black?”

Matt & Nat ($145)

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