Our Punky Moms are a wealth of knowledge and my go to instead of Google! I decided to ask the question in our facebook group the other week, Did your kid get a new backpack this year? And if so, what brand and where did you get it from?
It was interesting to find out that it was close to 50/50 on who did and who did not get a new backpack. Almost half of the Punky Moms surveyed said yes, they bought a new one every year. The other half stayed frugal and re-used the previous years. Two of the mamas surveyed said that their child’s school didn’t even allow backpacks?! Poor kids.
So what were the popular backpacks this year you ask?
My son, who is a senior in high school (yes, I’m dying) and his school just got lap tops for all the students this year. We went with the always cool Vans old-skool plus. It’s a timeless classic black backpack with a lap top pocket. This look seems to never go out of style. Hopefully he will use it for years to come.
Another popular bag for the older child who has the weight of the world on his back, is the SwissGear ScanSmart Laptop Backpack.
My Little Pony was a big hit with the younger school kids this year. So cute to see them coming back. They were huge in the 80s and 90s. Another popular character were Shopkins and then others going with some classic floral patterns and fire trucks! Awwww.
This classic messenger bag from Think Geek was a big hit with kids and parents alike (be careful kids, your parents may try and steal this cool bag). JanSport seems to still be a popular brand, which you can find almost anywhere, including your local Target and office supply stores.
Think Geek is only scratching the surface, if you are a Supernatural fan, Hot Topic has the backpack for you!
Last but not least, if you are looking for an adorable, more eco-friendly choice, So Young Modern Family has some super darling ones! This orange fox toddler backpack is so full of cuteness. Personally, I love this one and I think I would carry this one myself.
Have you bought one for your little yet? Did your child get a new backpack this year?
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