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 Splurge | Serena + Lily Puffer Backpack
If money is no object, we have the perfect bag for your Appaman-clad trendsetter to rock to class: the Puffer backpack. We all know the puffy down coat is a must-have on many kids’ back-to-school lists – and it has been for years – and now even kids who never have snow days can experience the puffer. Besides having an undeniable cool factor, the Puffer backpack comes in a rainbow of vibrant colors, all made with high-density, water-resistant nylon. And because it’s super roomy, it can be used through the years as your kid’s homework increases.