The Best Tote Bags for Back to School

As much as we’re sad to admit it, summer is coming to an end. It’s almost time to trade in beach reads for textbooks, pools for libraries, and straw totes for a heavy-duty school bag. The struggle to find a bag sturdy enough to hold your books and laptop, while also matching your outfit, has become an annual obstacle dreaded by many (myself included). Which is why I hunted down the cutest bags on the internet this season, so you don’t have to. If none of these are up your alley, these brands have tons of other options as well. Check out the list below.

Lisa Says Gah Walker Bag Zip Tote in Lavender, $48

Let everyone know how ~smart~ you are by giving them a sneak peek with the Lisa Says Gah see-through zip bag. Whether you’re packing a 401 English book, a heavy-duty calculator or a homemade lunch, this bag is spacious and cute, and without a doubt, you’ll be making a statement in the classroom. I have this tote in pink, and I have to say I personally adore it! Shop it here.

Baggu Large Leather Retail Tote in Pale Orchid, $214

Whether you’re a sky blue, soft green, or lavender kind of person; Baggu has the best light-hearted and lightweight bags. Also, while you’re at it, you might as well add a reusable bag or two into that shopping cart… they’re perfect for carrying lunch and extra school supplies. Shop the bag shown here and their reusable bags here.

Daniel Silfen Celine Tote in Latte $78

Let your school bag be the color of your oat milk lattes with this adorable bag, spacious enough for racing around the FIT campus. If you’re not feeling this one, Copenhagen-based designer Daniel Silfen has tons of other colorful and fun bags for you to obsess over. Shop the bag shown here.

Faithful The Brand Djerra Check Print Market Tote Bag, $69

If you’re into fun patterns just as much as I am, you have to check out this brand. Every one of their bags has a matching bucket hat— the definition of perfection in my book! I have to say, I think I found my first day of school outfit. Shop the bag shown here.