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Back to School Essentials

Sarah Atkinson
Writer and expert9 years ago
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September means one thing: back to school or work after a long summer, with the promise of new beginnings and a new wardrobe to go with it. Your school bag is a great way to showcase your personal style in an environment of rules and regulations, so a stylish piece is a must. Whether you go for a smart, sophisticated tote, a classic backpack or vintage-inspired satchel, the MyBag selection has something for everyone.

The Tote

Aspinal of London Essential Tote Bag, Lauren Ralph Lauren Tate City Tote Bag, Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B Tote Bag

A tote bag is a must-have in any woman’s bag collection. Big enough to fit in all of your books and essentials, totes are perfect for school or university, especially if you want a smart look. Go for black for a polished look that will work in and out of school – we love these luxe leather styles from Aspinal of London, Lauren Ralph Lauren and Rebecca Minkoff that are timeless and durable.


The Backpack

Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack, Grafea Bianca Rucksack, Herschel Supply Co. Classic Post Backpack

The classic school bag, the backpack is perfect if you need a bag that will fit everything in and allow you to go hands-free. The past few years have seen the humble backpack become a fashion must-have, with new leather and minimal styles giving it a luxurious edge. Grafea is our go-to brand for leather styles, while Herschel Supply Co. has a range of designs to suit every taste.


The Satchel

The Cambridge Satchel Company Satchel - Oxblood, The Cambridge Satchel Company Satchel - Black, The Cambridge Satchel Company Satchel - Vintage Tan

Go for a vintage-inspired look with an old school satchel. The Cambridge Satchel Company is all about stylish backpacks in a number of colours; classic rich shades like tan, black and oxblood are perfect for the school environment. With their sturdy leather construction, these satchels will last and only get better with age.


The Accessories

Daniel Wellington NATO Watch - Navy/Green, Daniel Wellington NATO Watch - Navy/White, Aspinal of London Marylebone Purse

Back to school essentials don’t stop at bags - a watch is also a must-have for ensuring you get to all of your classes on time! We love these styles from Swedish brand Daniel Wellington with a classic NATO strap that will go with any look. Plus, make sure the inside of your bag is just as stylish as the outside with a sleek leather purse from Aspinal of London.


Sarah Atkinson
Writer and expert
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