10 best school bags

There’s not long until the new term starts. We find the best backpacks, satchels and record bags for kids of all ages

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One of the best bits about going back to school after the summer break is choosing a brand new school bag. But with so many colours, brands, styles, shapes and sizes to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. So we’ve brought you the best that this year has to offer, with options for all ages, tastes and workloads.

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For younger children, we love the Concentrate Chairpadbag, with its multipurpose functionality. For older children, our vote goes to Nike Heritage AD Track Bag, which remains a firm favourite among British youngsters. Too masculine? Girls can’t fail to love the Smiggle Lucy Satchel Bag, which is available in a range of colours and designs.

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1. Smiggle Lucy Satchel Bag, £28

2. Getting Personal Personalised Monkey Backpack, £19.99

3. Kånken Kids Backpack, £60

4. Converse Diagonal Zip Backpack, £29.99

5. Caroline Gardner Heart Canvas Bag, £10

6. Eastpak Padded Pack, £40

7. Concentrate Chairpadbag, £19.99

8. Cath Kidston London Buses Backpack, £28

9. Nike Heritage AD Track Bag, £35

10. White Stuff Canvas Rucksack, £45, whitestuff.com  (available next month)


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