11 Back-to-School Backpacks That Are Anything but Average

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 11 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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lego backpack for kids

A Lego Brick Backpack

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

LEGO ($50)

dog backpack for kids

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)

nununu ninja backpack black

A Black Ninja Backpack

It goes with everything.

Nununu ($95)

goldno8 backpack for kids

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)

cambridge satchel company backpack for kids
The Cambridge Satchel Company

A Hogwarts-worthy Satchel

For the serious student and future Ivy Leaguer.

The Cambridge Satchel Company ($235)

dino mini backpack blue

A Dino Mini Backpack

Come on, how adorable is this guy? And it’s water-repellent.

7 A.M. ($42)

metallic backpack
TJ Maxx

A Holographic Backpack

This metallic pack is sure to stand out amongst the rest.

Like Dreams ($25)

bayside polka dot backpack

A Polka Dot Pack

Give your little fashionista a bag as trendy as she is.

Parkland ($38)

marvel backpack
Old Navy

A Super Pack

Riding the school bus doesn’t seem so scary with these heroes on your back.

Marvel ($35)

striped monogrammed zip top backpack
Lands’ End

A Monogramed Zip Top Backpack

These stripes will never go out of style.

Lands’ End ($65)

vegan leather backpack

A Sleek Leather Version

The best part? This one’s vegan.

Urban Originals ($88)

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