7 of the coolest back-to-school backpacks under $50

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It’s hard to believe that it’s time for so many to return to school. Whether you have a toddler who will be joining a classroom for the first time or you’re a college kid who is finally getting to return to campus, there are just some things that should be on your back-to-school list. A good backpack at an affordable price point is one of them.

Right now, there are a ton of backpacks that are discounted across different retailers, making finding a good backpack easier than ever before. A backpack is one of those purchases that you should be willing to spend a few more dollars on, only because it will hold everything in one place and can also operate as your everyday bag.

Need help picking out a great backpack under $50? Here are some back-to-school backpacks that are worth the splurge.

1. JanSport 16.5″ Union Backpack, $44.99

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This backpack is a goodie that is perfect for those who need laptop storage while on the go. It has padded shoulders and a fully loaded top-shelf bag to house everything that you need.

2. Commuter Backpack, $49.99

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If you want a backpack that is equal parts chic and accessible, look no further than this commuter option that has heavy-duty zippers and a padded laptop pocket.

3. Noemi Faux Leather Backpack, $39.97 (Orig. $79.95)

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Make a sophisticated impression with this cognac-colored faux leather backpack that has a drawstring flap and outer pockets to easily hold things while you’re on the go.

4. Macaroon Colorblock Backpack, $44.97 (Orig. $80)

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For those who want a pop of color with their backpacks, this option has it all. Benefit from the snap-top carry handles or even the front zip closure that will ensure all your things make it to your destination in one piece.

5. Spark Metallic Backpack, $29.97

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Sparkles are the name of the game for this backpack! Dazzle in this mid-sized backpack that has a metallic design and adjustable shoulder straps.

6. Pokemon Mesh Pocket 16″ Kids’ Backpack, $18.99

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Alright, this is for all the Pokémon fans! If your kids are into the game (or show), this backpack has a spacious compartment that can house a laptop as well as side pockets built for water bottles.

7. 17” Kids’ Backpack Dino – Cat & Jack, $19.99

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If a dinosaur-themed backpack is what you’re into, this kids’ backpack is perfect! It has a laptop pocket, double back-strap handles and a top handle that makes it convenient to carry.

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