Whoever knew that purchasing a backpack for the new school year was such a contentious issue?
Back to school shopping is never an easy task and especially when it comes to the backpack. Kids tend to seek out their favourite cartoon characters, who wave and smile from a supermarket shelf too high to reach! The sensible parent guides the child to the built to last backpack but the lack of bells and whistles fails to impress!
So who wins, the sensible purchase or the designed to break by easter cheap zip toting variety?
Here is our guide to the best of both! Back To School 2016!
We love these backpacks, perfect for your child’s first steps into academia. As well as being aesthetically pleasing, these bags feature a mesh bottle holder, mesh pockets, zip pullers and name tag! A very wise decision we feel.
For aspiring YouTubers, there is only one choice of bag they want to be seen with this year, the Dan TDM Backpack! A variety of manufacturers have made these ( official and unofficial) and some are available with your cherub’s name. Buying this back pack may prove you are down with the kids, but it will cost you as it is likely to need replacing by Easter. Approach with caution!
Older children love nothing more than a school bag emblazoned with a sports branding! Price tags can be jaw dropping but this bag from Nike is both practical, easy on the eye and most importantly easy on the pocket.
Parents, we know that you are gravitating towards the JanSport Packs and we understand why! It is a sensible purchase and whilst it is available in many hip colours, you would opt for the black as it hides the dirt and makes it last even longer. If you must win them over on this one. bribe them with key ring accessories to make it a little more fun.
For those willing to compromise check out these backpacks available at any Smiggle Shop! It is quirky, full of pockets and compartments and most importantly, hard wearing.
For the bookish kid, satchels are back! Yes they are not cheap, but they are built to last! And if they make it to Oxford…this look will stay in vogue right through the University years….a true investment piece.