New clothes are a big part of back-to-school shopping, but the most important item sometimes gets overlooked: the backpack. It's the one thing that your child will be sporting every day. We rounded up the cutest ones that are hitting stores right now. Get a head start on your shopping because these ones are going to sell out fast!
American Eagle Outfitters, $34.99
Not only is this embroidered bucket backpack trendy, it's big enough to fit everything in it for class, and has a separate front pocket for a cell phone and wallet.
American Eagle Outfitters, $29.95
If you have a middle or high schooler, this classic striped backpack is understated and stylish. You'll earn some cool points gifting this one.
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Be Packs, $65
This one is a splurge, but it's so high quality that your son or daughter will be able to use it for years - even when carting heavy textbooks to and from school every day. Plus, the proceeds go to agreat cause.
Old Navy, $15
Polka dots are simple and just sweet enough to get away with without looking too cutesy. Plus, chambray matches every outfit.
Old Navy, $24
This pick from Old Navy is classic. With three zip pockets, it will help even the most disorganized student get it together.
Old Navy, $18
Younger kids will love this colorful comic book printed backpack. Nothing beats heading to school feeling like a superhero.
This backpack is a must for any dinosaur lover that - bonus! - comes with a plush dino.
If you have a total girlie-girl on your hands, go all out with this peace and love printed pick.
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