13 Adorable and Modern Kid’s Backpacks to Buy or DIY

My little Gigi is headed off to preschool next week! And this has got me thinking about backpacks for kids. There are so many cute ones to buy, but I’ll probably end up making one because Gigi will think that’s pretty neat.

So if you’re looking from something sans cartoon characters and big on style I give you: 13 Adorable and Modern Kid’s Backpacks to Buy or DIY

  • Toddler Bag from Milch and Honig 1 of 13

    I love this yellow handmade bag! It looks incredibly well made and durable. 

    From Milch and Honig on Etsy

  • Kenya Red Panda Backpack 2 of 13

    This is one in a series of four seriously cute animal knapsacks.

    From Nobodinoz

  • Vintage Satchel from Miniseri 3 of 13

    I LOVE the shape of this bag and fun mis-matched prints.

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    Bag found at Miniseri

  • My Friendly Tote DIY 4 of 13

    This little DIY is SO clever! I cannot get over how cute it is. I love that she did a boy and girl version!

    DIY found here

  • kanken mini 5 of 13

    This little bag is a FAVORITE with all the minimalist, hipster, designers and their kids. You know, the kids that are dressed better than you are. It comes in tons of perfect colors and I really really want one! 

    Via Fjall Raven







  • Simple Supply Goods 6 of 13

    These gorgeous minimalistic kid's packs are handmade in Philadelphia. They are sleek and perfect. 

    Buy one here

  • Hart + Sew Backpack Tutorial 7 of 13

    This is a VERY well done tutorial for a VERY cute bag. I really respect a well-done DIY, and I can tell you will be able to successfully make this bag!

    Via Hart + Sew

  • Gingham Mini Backpack with Pencil Pocket 8 of 13

    This handmade bag is so sweet. I love that the pencils are what give it its pop of color. 

    Via Leon and Coco on Etsy

  • Animal Print Rucksack 9 of 13

    This is an affordable kid's backpack from Zara. I think they always have quality items that hold up well with use. Also, I never say no to animal print. 

    Via Zara Kids

  • Skip Hop Zoo Bag 10 of 13

    Skip Hop has done a really good job making affordable (this guy is $20!) designery looking kid's gear. I love this while line of back packs!

    Via Skip Hop

  • Penguin Backpack 11 of 13

    Another great square shape! I love this little guy!

    Buy him here





  • Herschel Kid’s Bag 12 of 13

    This is a great traditional looking backpack with nice leather accents!

    Get it here

  • Bobo Choses School Bag 13 of 13

    You can always count on Bobo Choses to make the cutest of cute and hippest of hip for anything kid related. I'm dying over this line of back packs!

    From Bobo choses

Love and Diet Dr. Pepper,


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