Stylish backpacks for back to school
view traffic Islip, NY 58If there is a universal back to school accessory that spans ages and grades, it is the backpack. For little ones, timberland boots for men it’s pretty much about fun graphics. But as kids get older, their load gets heavier (too heavy, argue many), and the backpack needs to combine form and function.
But boring bags be gone! Playful designs are everywhere, and even bland old standbys exude flair this season (the basic Jansport bag is roaring in animal print). And many bags are designed for the age of technology, with spaces for laptops and other electronics.
Jenna Berman, a buyer for kids’ accessories at Lester’s, says backpacks do serve as style statements. “A child can wear a basic outfit, but their backpack brings out their personality,” she says, noting that designs with sequins, peace signs, skulls and feathers are a sort of “badge of cool” for tweens.
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If the bag’s too full, Eagle suggests carrying a couple of books by hand. As to roller bags, kids generally think they’re nerdy. And, Weiss says, “some schools ban them because they’re a tripping hazard.”