August 17, 2009

$100 and Under: Stylish Bags for College

Q: Can you help me with something? I'm heading to college this fall, and I would like a bag that will stand out from the sea of average North Face backpacks. It should be able to hold all my books, plus more. My budget is $100. Do you have any suggestions?

A: Backpacks are what most college students carry around campus, but if you want a stylish bag that will help you stand out from the crowd, make sure it has plenty of storage. Don't just go for looks; be sure that it's spacious and durable. We prefer a cross-body or convertible bag for school, in a neutral color so you can use it all year long. Here are our top picks for college bags, all for under $100:

Melie Bianco Woven Dome Tote $99.00 at Piperlime

Pink Studio Lupe Convertible Cross-body Bag $80.00 at Piperlime

ASOS Buckle Detail Shoulder Bag $51.49 at Asos

Chinese Laundry Double Handle Tote $70.00 at Piperlime

Big Buddha Monterey Convertible Shoulder Bag $90.00 at Piperlime

Washed Corduroy Tote $45.00 at Gap


  1. Thanks so much for doing this! I love all of these bags! I think I'm going to choose either the first, second, or fifth one. The rest are cute too! :)

  2. nice bags. i NEED the gap corduroy tote. it looks great for everyday use!

  3. My first pick for college would be a North Face, lol. Great picks!

  4. The first two are amazing. Go Piperlime! Love their stuff.


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