Babble Best Picks:
Kids Backpacks 2011
Sure, your kids will have new pencils and binders and jeans, but we all know they're most excited about their brand-new back-to-school backpacks. Whether your little ones are heading out to preschool this year (sniff) or need something uber-cool for their brand new middle-school hallways (sniff, sniff), we found the ultimate school bag choices to flaunt their inner coolness and sense of style. (And to be organized and studious, of course.) Make sure to check out our readers' choice section for even more of the hottest backpacks, and, if we missed one, nominate your favorites here.
- Michelle Horton
Best for Fashionistas | The Cambridge Satchel Company
You know that certain group of high-school girls who always know the “it” trends before they happen? Well they’ll be carrying around this handmade bag come fall – if they can afford the high price tag, that is. In a very UK schoolgirl-meets-New York Gossip Girl look, these traditional British satchels come in vibrant highlighter hues for a modern, fashion-forward take on a classic.
Get it from J. Crew, $170