Carry Your Books in Style: The Best Back-To-School Totes

Last time we checked, the only good thing about going back to school was the new wardrobe (preferably paid for by Mom and Dad). This year, invest in a stylish tote to carry your books in. There’s nothing that has more potential to ruin a cute outfit than a lumpy backpack or a worn out, dirty bag you’ve had for three years. Here are some bags that will keep you looking good all year long.
Nylon bags are very popular this year, and we love this Banana Republic Pleated Tote ($50). It’s classically stylish yet very functional (and affordable!). 

A bright bag can add some personality to an everyday outfit and add some color to dreary, winter days. Our favorites are the Kate Spade Drawstring Opus Shopper, exclusively at Nordstrom ($259.90 during their Anniversary Sale, $395 regularly), and the Marc by Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Little Tate Tote at Bloomingdale’s ($168).

If you’re looking to splurge, we’ve found two gorgeous designer bags that are worth every penny. The Linea Pelle Dylan Zip Tote (left, $495) has many different sections, so you can carry all of your school supplies, books, make up, etc. with ease. This bag has been spotted on the arms of celebs like Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, and Lauren “Lo” Bosworth. It is available for pre-order right now on Linea Pelle’s website. We also adore the Monsac Fiesole Tote (right, $398), available now at If you want it, hurry because there are only a few left!

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