We’ve got some important news. Backpacks aren’t just for children and extreme hikers anymore. Backpacks are essential for anyone who travels, works, or generally likes to have a carryall that doesn’t put all the weight and pressure on one shoulder. (We’re looking at you, cross-body side bags.) Everyone knows that backpacks are useful and utilitarian. But did you also know that backpacks can be cute to boot?! That’s right: There is a new style movement, and backpacks have officially made the cut into the fashion set.
We’ve scoured all your favorite sites to find the most adorable, useful, and affordable backpacks for any occasion. Oh, and we made sure none of these backpacks is over $30, because the truth is, you can find some awfully cute ones for not much money at all!
Shop these under $30 backpacks for style, comfort, and convenience!
Steve Madden Solid Classic Sport Backpack, $29.97
Vertical Zip Bonded Backpack, $24
Perfect for an office setting, this hands-free style is fully lined and features an edgy chain detail and a slim strap.
Buy it on Asos for $24.
Nylon Backpack in Blush, $29.99
Faux-Leather Minimalist Backpack in True Gray, $22.90
Denim Flap Pocket Backpack, $29.99
Tropical Print Packable Backpack, $19.97
Metallic Sky Harper Backpack, $24.88
Kenox Vintage Laptop Backpack in Seafoam, $24.99
The ultimate utilitarian backpack for go-getters. But with this one, you don’t have to sacrifice convenience for style.
Buy it on Amazon for $24.99.
Glittery Unicorn Printed Backpack, $22
Let your unicorn flag fly! This adorably printed backpack features an allover glittery unicorn repeat and fun tassel details.
Buy it at Kohl’s for $22.
Violet Ray Kendall Backpack in Wine, $29.97
Black Faux-Leather Daypack, $29.99
Luna Moth Canvas Backpack, $20
This beautiful illustrated Luna Moth has been printed on 100% cotton canvas and features dual straps and a cinch closure.
Buy it on Etsy for $20.
JanSport Polka Dot Backpack, $21.97
Who doesn’t love an allover polka dot pattern? This seafoam green and gray carryall will keep all your essential items in tow and look good doing it.
Buy it at Nordstrom Rack for $21.97.
Psst: If you choose to purchase an item on this list, LittleThings may receive a small cut. Each item and price is up to date at the time of publication; however, an item may be sold out or the price may be different at a later date.