September’s almost here, which means it’s time to head back to school or college. Even though the idea of returning to a rigid schedule isn’t so appealing, there couldn’t be a better time to show off and stunt on your classmates with your new gear. Aside from pulling up in new kicks and ‘fits, perhaps the most overlooked items are backpacks as you’ll be using them almost everyday.

We've gathered the best backpacks for school, from over-the top high fashon and luxury backpacks (hello Prada) to more durable, everyday ones designed to fit your laptop and all of your essentials, and everything in between. Whether you're looking for a backpack for school or college, our selection will have you standing out in the best way once the semester commences.

Shop Best Back To School Backpacks

Porter-Yoshida & Co. Rucksack

Rucksack

Rucksack

$805

Porter-Yoshida & Co.

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Porter-Yoshida & Co. is the Japanese cult brand you need to know. The Rucksack, like its other products are outfitted with a three-layer fabric to ensure your bag stands the test of time

MM6 Maison Margiela x Eastpak Zaino Backpack

Zaino Backpack

Zaino Backpack

$240

MM6 Maison Margiela x Eastpak

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Margiela and Eastpak's Zaino Backpack adds a playful twist on back to school apparel. If you're one to stunt on your classmates then look no further.

Prada Multi-Pocket Backpack

Multi-Pocket Backpack

Multi-Pocket Backpack

$2550

Prada

Buy at Farfetch

A Prada backpack is a classic for a reason. This Multi-Pocket Backpack lives up to its name, providing a touch of elegance as you carry all your essentials to school and back.

Human Made Rip-Stop Heart Backpack

Rip-Stop Heart Backpack

Rip-Stop Heart Backpack

$130

Human Made

Buy at Bodega

Anything with a Nigo seal of approval is sure to make you stand out amongst your peers, especially if it's from his Human Made outlet.

Stone Island 90370 Dyed Backpack

90370 Dyed Backpack

90370 Dyed Backpack

$590

Stone Island

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Honestly, if you really want to stunt on your friends or even your teacher then Stone Island is the way to go. The Dyed Backpack offers lots of packing space along with hidden compartments to stash your goodies.

Jack Wolfskin x Highsnobiety HS Sports Hiking Pack

HS Sports Hiking Pack

HS Sports Hiking Pack

$115

Jack Wolfskin x Highsnobiety

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Jack Wolfskin has made a name for itself as one of the premier outdoor brands. Our collaborative Hiking Pack is bound to fit all your back to school essentials and more.

Carhartt Philis Backpack

Philis Backpack

Philis Backpack

$148

Carhartt

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A staple amongst streetwear and lifestyle brands, Carhartt WIP accessories are always a great choice. The Philis Backpack is made from waterproof canvas and comes with an adjustable shoulder strap to dial in your preferred level of comfort.

AAPE Canvas Backpack

Canvas Backpack

Canvas Backpack

$94

AAPE

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AAPE's Canvas Backpack is in line with the classic do-it-all backpacks some of us are accustomed to. The padded mesh and canvas lining is sure to keep your laptop safe and sound.

Carhartt WIP Perth Backpack

Perth Backpack

Perth Backpack

$122

Carhartt WIP

Buy at HHV

The Perth Backpack is one of the best cheap back to school backpacks on this list and comes with a laptop compartment as well. The detachable shoulder pouch works well for those days when you're travelling light.

and wander X-PAC 20L Shell Backpack

X-PAC 20L Shell Backpack

X-PAC 20L Shell Backpack

$269

and wander

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The Shell Backpack combines the best of what backpacks have to offer. Along with it being made from the brands waterproof X-PAC fabric, it's also comes with a 20L carrying capacity and is an overall flex for folks that can appreciate high-end outdoor wear.

Master-Piece Age Buckle Backpack

Age Buckle Backpack

Age Buckle Backpack

$385

Master-Piece

Buy at END.

Backpacks usually go through periods of wear and tear, which is why its essential to have a durable option like this offering from Master-Piece with 100% nylon twill.

Arc'teryx Matis 26 Backpack

Matis 26 Backpack

Matis 26 Backpack

$109

Arc'teryx

Buy at END.

A real back to school flex means pulling up with sporting one of the most sought after brands. Arc'teryx's Matis 26 Backpack is perfect for exploring anywhere outdoors, even if it's just your classroom.

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