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Whether you're off to the office or rushing to your morning classes, a backpack is a great alternative to your trusty day-to-day bag. And with so many fall backpacks under $100 cluttering up store shelves right now, there are plenty to choose from. While a roomy purse is a great option to throw your things into the morning and run, sometimes a person wants to be hands-free. From balancing morning coffee to trying to find a pole to hold onto during your train commute, it pays to not be saddled down with a bag that's weighing down your arm or hitting your hips.
But before you get flashbacks to the backpacks you wore back in junior high, don't worry. Brands and designers are cranking out sleek, stylish, and grown up versions that will appeal to any aesthetic or taste in style. From sporty color blocking to tailored, polished lines, you can get as weird or classic as you would like with your choices. Ahead are 15 fall backpacks under $100 — from storing your gym clothes to your wallet, these are chic alternatives to your trusty purse. And who knows, you might love them so much you may never want to turn back.