Currently Craving: Back to School Bags

Currently Craving: Back to School Bags
We women tend to tote our entire lives around in our handbags—literally. There are no limits when it comes to how many items we can pull out of our purses (think Mary Poppins). From Advil to lipstick to spare change galore, there is really nothing a trusty purse can’t handle! And if you’re a college coed going back to school this month, finding that perfect bag especially applies to you. Walking to and from classes all day requires a tote that can carry a day’s worth of textbooks, beauty products and necessities. That said, I’ve rounded up some of the prettiest and most practical back to schoolbags I could find, just for your shopping pleasure.

Whether you’re going back to school or just looking for a new fall carryall, take a peek at the bags below and let me know which one you like best in the comments below:

Which bag is your favorite?

P.S. Be sure to follow my Style board on Pinterest for more back to school outfit inspirations!

Team LC

Photo: Kate Bock
Categories: Allison Norton, Currently Craving, Wear
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  • Ashley

    There are some awfully nice totes here, but I’m done with school for now and I already have a trusty teacher bag! :)

  • jkane

    I am loving the bright color Scout bags. I am a teacher, so having a lot of pockets is a must!!!!


  • Emma Fox

    stunning, great post!

    Emma :)

  • Emma Fox

    stunning, great post!

    Emma :)

  • Katelin Absher

    of course i love them all!! I def have to have a big bag because I am always needing something, plus my husband always needs me to “”put this in your purse”” lol!!

  • Ashley Rizzardo

    Love ’em all! I really want the pink and cream Topshop tote though.


  • Dani marie

    I love the neutral “”madewell coated base”” but there is ALWAYS something about a girly splash of pink like the “”top shot Natasha bag”” that captures my attention :)


    A big bag is usually much more practical :)

  • Rachel Trampel

    WOW! That bag in the picture is so drool worthy! I am really excited about Phillip Lim for Target! I think that’s when I’m going to buy a new bag 😉

  • Harmony

    Happy I do not like any due to the outrageous prices. I never pay more then 30’00 for a bag as a smart budget Davy working girl.

  • Sarah Kloo

    I love the J. Crew Goodwin Tote

  • Eva salatova

    I could wear all of them. I love the outfit on that model. Can I ask you who is she ? This post and that picture surely will be up on my tumblr. xoxo

  • Cynda House

    I totally agree with you! I usually feel that way about most of the things that are posted on here. They are all really cute and I would love to dress that way but it’s hard too when they are so expensive.

  • Cynda House

    These are all pretty cute, but the prices are crazy. If you could have the expensive ones on here but also incorporate the less expensive ones that you can find at Target, Forever 21, Nordstrom Rack, and other places that the everyday girl usually shops at. That would be awesome! :)


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  • Deanne Castro

    Loving their designs. I love the one on the model!

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  • Shaquille

    Really upset that pretty much all of these bags are totally unaffordable. Considering that the people looking at this are college students, we probably can’t afford a bag over $50 yet 8/10 of them are. Maybe the writers should just call this post “”Cute Fall Bags”” rather than advertise it for college students.

  • sunsets829

    The Forever 21 sunglasses one is adorable! Excuse me while I go purchase…:)

  • Stefie

    I have been eyeing the second bag for soo long now, there’s one at the asos website but it’s so expensive!

  • sam H.

    I like all of the, but mostly the first the third , forth , the 6 th the 7 8 ok all of them , they are chic and funky I would want all of them

  • Anna-Louise

    I love these bags and for anybody interested in how to fix a broken lipstick, or any other beauty and fashion tips – please have a look at my blog xx

  • sara Verjans

    Completely obsessed with the school bags! I have one very simular to the second bag.
    Mine is silver and from the Belgian brand Silis. You can see it in these blog posts + you can find a link to the brands website.

    View my full blog to see more outfits!

  • Hannah Elrahib

    The last bag is to die for!! The soft gray cross body satchel! I’m in love! (;

  • Jordan Davis

    The Topshop Natasha bag is to die for!!! Thanks for finding one more thing I probably don’t need but will buy anyways. :)

  • Ashley at Sincerely Miss Ash

    Love the first bag and the pink and beige tote with the side tassel!!


  • Taanjaa

    I’m in love with the bag, but the big picture is also so beautiful!

  • Raven Locks

    I love that J. Crew tote with the orange detail. It’s classic and neutral but the orange adds a little bit of sass to it.

    xo Azu

  • nastaja johnson

    Love the metallic and orange Tory Burch bag!

  • iris

    I love the creme and pink design bad its good for school work and a spring look :)

  • Rachele

    My fave bag has to be the brown leather tote! Not only am I all about tote bags, but the brown of the bag with the accents of orange is classic yet fun, and to me would go with any look. It’d be great for carrying to class/ and work.

  • Nat:)

    All beautiful… the prices makes me wonder if it’s worth it

  • Leanne

    The fourth is my favourite!!!

    Love from South Africa

  • Cesie Alvarez

    Polka-dot backpack is my favorite! And it’s really the only one I can afford right now…

    Check out these cute, on trend for summer, striped skirts

  • Kickingbare93

    These are all adorable bags… But I’m not sure I’d label them as back-to-school. I don’t know about the rest of these girls, but I need a lot more room than those bags can offer when I’m walking around campus!

  • suzanne

    I love using longchamp le pliage as my work bag!
    Suzanne from

  • Kenzie Jands

    I love, love, love the Madewell Coated Base Utility Tote! I like that is a neutral color so it goes with everything! It wouldn’t take away from your outfit but add to it!

  • Deanne Castro

    Loving their designs. I love the one on the model!

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  • Kelly

    I am starting college this year, and the black polka dot from Forever 21 is perfect, and it’s right in my budget!! xo Kelly

  • Tuleala

    Love the Topshop Natasha bag because it looks very girly yet elegant. The tassle is a touch of class.

  • Shelby Stallsmith

    I’m in love with the J. Crew, Topshop, and Madewell ones! I have been looking for a tote for school, so this post was perfect!

  • TStrahlendberg

    Currently craving “”starting new job”” everything :)
    xx taty

  • nicole Smith

    I definitely love the fringe bags the most, but I don’t wear enough bags.

  • nickki mouse

    fringe bag #supercute


    I have the topshop messenger bag. I bought mine in a Tiffany blue color. Love it! check out the outfit here:


  • Mira

    Does anyone know the bag that is on the model? I love it!!!

  • Ashley burke

    I love the khaki and white cross body. Some of my favorite bags I’ve ever owned were cross body and a bag like that will probably be my next purchase! xoxo

  • sydneyvonr

    For high school, I am carrying a Jon Hart tote! It works really well and has a lot of space!

  • Melissa mould

    love the pic of the model with the bag.

    The bags are super chic and perfect for work

    Mel x

  • Emily

    Is is just me, or are there no bags on this post? I don’t see anything and I feel like a fool!

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