Backpack Roundup! (Plus, What's on Sale!)

Backpack Roundup!


I told myself I would not start back to school posts until at least August 1st. But there are so many great deals to be had on backpacks right now that I figured I should go ahead and do a “backpack roundup” especially since I know some schools start in early August! (All images above are clickable!)

So many great backpacks for girls and boys. I’m listing all the popular ones and the brands we are buying this year!

Pottery Barn Kids – Free Shipping!

I felt bad that my mom bought my kindergartner a new backpack when she totally could have used her sister’s Pottery Barn Kids backpack from a few years ago because it seriously looks still brand new! PB Kids backpacks hold up extremely well, are water resistant, I love that they have sizes for preschoolers to big kids, and have a place for water bottle. Honestly, I think are some of the best backpacks out there! Plus, they always have coordinating lunch boxes (I like their classic lunchbox which snugly hold the divided containers I use!). And you can personalize anything for $10 extra.

Here are some of my favorites:



Lands End – 30% off site wide with code NOTE30 

Most backpacks at Lands End have matching soft sided lunch boxes. $6 extra to personalize any item. So many cute styles and colors: Here are a few:



L.L. Bean  – Deluxe is on sale for $29.99 (reg. $39.99)

The Deluxe backpack is geared for children ages 8-12 (but could definitely go younger!) and has that classic L.L. Bean look although now available in cute patterns, too. It’s $10 off right now! The junior backpack for younger children is only $24.95. Most backpacks at L.L. Bean have coordinating lunch boxes for under $20 and  you can monogram anything for an extra $8. The Deluxe Plus backpack is not on sale, but it has a place for water bottle/drink on each side.



Nike Backpacks – 25-40% off at Macy’s!

My sister says her older boys (ages 7 and 9) want Nike (or The North Face) backpacks.  Macy’s is having a 25-40% sale on select Nike backpacks through July 28th!  (Note: You have to add to cart to see the price; no code needed!)

These Nike Lunchboxes are 40% off ($12!) and the rolling backpack is $63.75 (reg. $85). The Air Tran backpack (in many colors, including the black in the collage) is $48.75 (reg. $65). The gym sacks are great boy gifts on sale for $12 so might want to stock up the gift closet with some of those!



Nothing on sale at yet (I’ll keep you posted if that changes!) but they do have a lot more options:



 Amazon– 30% off Select Backpacks with code 30FORFALL (update: code expired!)

Lots of backpacks for the older, cooler kids in this sale, including tons of colors in the Hershel Supply Co. (that they also sell at Nordstrom!). Also I found those Rockland My First Backpacks for $13.99! Here are some more on sale from Amazon:



Target – Spend $50, Save $10 back on school essentials. (online only). 

They have Jansport for Target in many colors and patterns and all the character backpacks you could want!



To shop the uniform sale, click here.



While there aren’t many on sale here, Nordstrom is the place to buy if you are looking for an Under Armour, The North Face, or any of the Skip Hop backpacks. Their prices are competitive and they have free shipping and returns. Click here to see them all but here are some great ones:



Nordstrom Rack – Several cute toddler backpacks on sale, marked way down!!



St. Bernard Sports – Free 3 -Day Shipping!

Biggest selection of The North Face and several Jansports on sale! (And the Choozie lunchbox is a steal!


Vera Bradley – 25% off Select Backpacks!

The girls at my daughters’ school love Vera Bradley. Yes, they are expensive so I got hers on sale last Spring. Right now they do have a bunch of backpacks on sale (click here) but I’m linking their newest patterns below.


Etsy – Best prices on monogrammed preschool backpacks!

Not on sale, but if you want a cute monogrammed seersucker preschool backpack Etsy is the place because many are just like the ones in the high end children’s stores but a lot cheaper! I’ve linked some below but please share your favorite Etsy shops below!

A few more…

Zappos  – No major sales but prices are competitive and free shipping and returns!. Big selection on The North Face here as well.

Okay, if you are totally overwhelmed, I’ve put all these backpacks in my “SHOP” so you can see them altogether. Click here to browse.

I’ll keep updating the post. Please let me know if you find a great deal I missed!

And don’t forget to see all my children’s finds in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – it’s a great time to buy shoes, coats, and stock up for fall! Click here.



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